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atch in Vancouver seven days later. ... The Lions defence gave u
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James Reimer and his Toronto teammates return to the scene of the crime Saturday night. Its a new season -- some six months on -- so the chalk outline of the Maple Leafs has been erased at TD Garden in Boston. But memories of a Game 7 collapse against the Bruins in last seasons playoffs may take longer to forget. For Reimer, the post-season ended facedown in his crease after Patrice Bergeron scored at 6:05 of overtime to cap a miraculous 5-4 recovery for a Bruins team that trailed 4-1 some nine minutes into the third period. Back in the post-season after a nine-year absence, Toronto had clawed its way back from a 3-1 series deficit only to see the first-round comeback crash and burn. It was painful for players and fans alike. "That hockey game will haunt me until the day I die," winger Joffrey Lupul tweeted the next day. Reimer, who has been sharing goaltending duties with Jonathan Bernier this season, gets a chance to write some new memories in Beantown on Saturday. "It means something, but I dont think its as big a deal as Im sure people are making it out to be," Reimer said after the morning skate Friday. "If we win there (Saturday) it doesnt reverse what happened last year. If we play them in the first round of the playoffs again, then maybe you can say theres more of a story there. But its a regular-season game. "Obviously theres a history there and you want to play well and you want to win. But the main thing is the two points." Toronto (11-5-0) can also take solace from the fact that it arrives in Boston with a slightly better record than the Bruins (9-5-1). The return to Boston holds no surprises for Toronto coach Randy Carlyle. "We know that we can and we have proven to ourselves we can go in and compete with the Boston Bruins," he said. "Simple as that." "We think we can go into any building and compete with any team as long as we stick to the game plan and execute," echoed centre Nazem Kadri. Leafs forward Jay McClement looked to take something positive from the playoff loss. "Our goal is to not worry about it, but our goal is to get in to that situation again and handle it better," he said. Plus the Leafs have other things to think about, he suggested. "We want to get our game back to where it should be," McClement said. "Its not really something thats been brought up around here." Kadri said most of the memories had faded. "It was a little tough before the season started and kind of waiting all summer and just having to deal with it," he said. "Now that the seasons started and were kind of 15, 16 games into it, I think a lot of guys have forgotten about it. "Its still in the back of your head," he conceded, however. Reimer says the Boston meltdown can be used as motivation, although he insisted he was over it. "Its just a memory, its just something that happened in the past," he said. "Ive got lots of memories. Its just something you learn from. Its something you use to help you in every game, in every situation so far. Is it still there? Yeah. But its not a negative any more." "Its something that happened, but its not at the forefront of your thoughts at all," he added. Reimer, who had the night off Friday after Bernier started a 2-1 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils, arrives in fine form. He has a 4-1-0 record with 2.36 goals-against average and .942 save percentage despite facing a nightly barrage of shots. He made 43 saves last time out, some of the highlight-reel variety, losing 4-0 in Vancouver in a game that was not as close at the score indicated. It marked the 13th time in 15 games that Toronto has been outshot. Prior to that, he blanked the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 in another 43-save performance that marked his 11th career shutout and stopped 37 shots en route to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. [url= Davis Jets Jersey . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. . Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran striker will get another chance -- probably his last -- at the World Cup after Salomon Kalous injury-time strike sealed the Ivorians place in Brazil next year. [url= Walls Womens Jersey . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. VANCOUVER -- Buck Pierce had a big night offensively Friday, but it was a play he made without the ball that helped drag the B.C. Lions out of their late-season swoon. The 31-year-old quarterback with a history of concussions threw a key block near the goal-line on Stefan Logans 54-yard touchdown run in the second quarter as the Lions rebounded from an early 12-1 deficit to defeat the Edmonton Eskimos 43-22 and snap a three-game losing streak. "You need that type of play. You look at the good quarterbacks in this league and thats the way that they play. Thats the CFL," said Pierce, who finished with three touchdowns through the air and another on the ground. "Ive had so many knocks on me for doing stuff like that throughout my career. But Im a football player. "Ive been in this league for nine years and if theyre expecting me to change now, its not going to happen." Pierce replaced the ineffective Thomas DeMarco at the start of the second quarter and connected on two short TDs to Andrew Harris and a long bomb to Emmanuel Arceneaux for the Lions (10-7), who were already locked into the third seed in the CFLs West Division playoff picture coming into the game. Despite those numbers, it was Pierces block that everyone was talking about. "That gives your sideline a tremendous boost," said Lions coach Mike Benevides. "Hes a guy thats gone to war and understands the value of it." With one game to still go in the regular season, B.C. will visit either the Saskatchewan Roughriders or the Calgary Stampeders in the semifinal round on Nov. 10. "Buck came in and he was lights out. I thought he did a phenomenal job of orchestrating the offence," said Lions defensive end Keron Williams. "(Buck) has that grit, he has fight in him. He makes plays out of nothing." Mike Reilly, who signed with the Eskimos (3-14) in the off-season after three years with B.C. as a backup, was 20-of-34 passing for 321 yards and two TDs to Adarius Bowman, but was also intercepted twice. Bowman finished with six catches for 199 yards. Backup quarterback Jonathan Crompton ran in another late score. Former Lions kicker Hugh ONeill finished 2 for 2 on field goals as the Eskimos dropped their fifth straight game. Re-acquired by the Lions last month from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Pierce entered the game at the start of the second quarter trailing 12-1 after conceding a safety and went to work after defensive back J.R. Larose picked off Reilly for the first interception of his career. Logan scored on the very next play, taking a handoff and running right before reversing his field and picking up Pierces block down the left sideline to make it 12-8. Reilly hooked up with Bowman on a 45-yard pass to set up a short ONeill field goal, but Pierce and the Lions offence found its groove once B.C got the ball back. The veteran pivot was calm under pressure and marched his team down the field befoore finding Harris with a shovel pass from eight yards out to tie the score 15-15.dddddddddddd Pierce, who finished 11-of-14 passing for 141 yards, threw his second TD of the night on B.C.s first possession of the third quarter, hooking up with Arceneaux on a 43-yard strike. The Lions got the ball back at midfield later in the quarter and were aided by a pass interference call to set up a short TD pass to Harris, his second of the night to make it 29-15. "We have great playmakers on this team. Our guys, they make plays around you," said Pierce, who also played with the Lions between 2005 and 2009. "As a quarterback in this offence you dont need to win the game. You have to put the ball in the guys hands and sit back and watch them work." B.C. defensive back Cord Parks intercepted Reilly in Edmonton territory early in the fourth quarter to set up a Pierces two-yard plunge. Reilly led the Eskimos down the field and hooked up with Bowman from 14 yards out for his second TD of the night midway through the quarter. DeMarco re-entered the game for the Lions as Pierce took a much deserved break late and threw a four-yard pass to Arceneaux for his second TD to make it 43-22. Crompton then dove into the end zone with under a minute to go for Edmonton to round out the scoring. DeMarco got his sixth straight start in place of injured No. 1 quarterback Travis Lulay, but did nothing for a stagnant Lions offence in the first quarter, completing just 2-of-6 passes for 11 yards. Lulay has been out since suffering an injury to his throwing shoulder on Sept. 15 against the Montreal Alouettes. He was originally expected to miss just two weeks, but theres still no timetable for his return. Many in the crowd at B.C. Place Stadium were still getting to their seats when Reilly hit Bowman for a 71-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. ONeill then kicked in a field goal from 23 yards out later in the quarter to make it 10-0. The Lions talked all week about using their final two regular season game to get back on track ahead of the playoffs, but their offence was anything but fluid early under DeMarco, with the only first down of the opening quarter coming with less than four minutes to play. That drive stalled and the Lions were forced to punt, with Paul McCallum booting into the Edmonton end zone for a single point that drew a Bronx cheer from the crowd. Notes: Logan signed with B.C. last week after four seasons in the NFL. He spent the 2008 campaign with the Lions. ... B.C. hosts Calgary next week, while Edmonton visits Saskatchewan. He rushed for 121 yards to become the Lions first 100-yard rusher since late July. ... The Lions also defeated the Eskimos in the other two meetings this season, 17-3 in the Alberta capital on July 13 and 31-21 in the return match in Vancouver seven days later. ... The Lions defence gave up points on the first drive of a game for the first time since Week 1. wholesale jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys wholesale jerseys ' ' '

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