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TAMPA, Fla. Discount Nike Free Shoes . -- The Tampa Bay Lightning followed a strong offseason with an impressive comeback win.Tyler Johnson scored a go-ahead power-play goal off a nifty pass from Steven Stamkos midway through the third period and the Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 in the season opener for both on Thursday nightYoud like to not give up four goals but all you can ask for is a win, Johnson said. We have a lot of confidence in this team. Weve been through a lot together.The Lightning beat Detroit in the first round of the playoffs each of the last two years en route to the Stanley Cup final in 2015 and the Eastern Conference final last season.Tampa Bay also got goals from Jonathan Drouin, Cedric Paquette, Brian Boyle, Alex Killorn and Valtteri Filppula.Johnson was positioned at the right circle and redirected Stamkos feed past Petr Mrazek at 8:34 to put the Lightning up 4-3, just 5 seconds after Detroit was called for too many men on the ice.As that game went on, we got stronger, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said.Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman kept a talented nucleus intact in the offseason, beginning with re-signing Stamkos to an eight-year, $68 million contract.Defenseman Victor Hedman received an eight-year, $63 million deal. Forward Nikita Kucherov on Tuesday signed a three-year contract worth an annual average of $4.766 million.Thomas Vanek scored two goals for the Red Wings. Frans Nielsen, signed to a $31.5 million, six-year free agent deal by Detroit, had a goal and an assist.This is a game we could have won, should have won, Vanek said.The Red Wings were without Pavel Datsyuk at the start of a season for the first time since 2000. He left the NHL to return to Russia to continue his career near his family.Boyle tied it at 3 during a 2-on-1 early in the third. Killorn added a late power-play goal before Danny DeKeyser cut the Red Wings deficit to 5-4 when his center-ice shot went off the glass along the left wing boards and shot past Ben Bishop with 2 minutes left.Filppula secured the win with an empty-netter.Vanek continued his career-long success against Tampa Bay by scoring twice, including a power-play goal, in the opening 8:26 of the game. He has 27 goals and 45 points in 41 games against the Lightning.He knows how to score, and you saw that tonight, Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg said.The Red Wings signed Vanek to a one-year, $2.6 million deal shortly after Minnesota bought out the last year of the forwards three-year, $19.5 million deal. Vanek had a career-low 18 goals last season.After Drouin scored on the power play midway through the second, Nielsen made it 3-1 just 55 seconds later.Paquette scored from a tough angle later in the second.If that was your first hockey game, that was a pretty good one to go to, Cooper said.Game notes Vanek didnt score a goal in his final 14 games last season. ... Detroit D Niklas Kronwell (knee) didnt play. ... Tampa Bay RW Ryan Callahan (hip surgery) could return early next month.UP NEXTRed Wings: Wrap up a two-game southern swing Saturday night at Florida.Lightning: Host New Jersey on Saturday night in the second game of a season-opening four-game homestand. Nike Free Shoes From China . That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Clearance Nike Free Running Shoes . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. http://www.discountnikefree.com/ . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. Queensland Firebirds vice-captain Claire McMeniman has called time on her stellar netball career ahead of 2017s National Netball League.The back-to-back ANZ Netball champion said the end of the championship and the beginning of the new Australian competition was the right time for her to retire from the sport.The goal defenders decision comes in the wake of her recent appointment as acting Australian Diamonds captain.I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve and am leaving this club in a great space. Its time for the next generation of Firebirds to put their own stamp on the team, McMeniman said.I am leaving the sport at the top of my playing ability. This is one of the best seasons, if not the best season, Ive ever had but I feel myself slowing down. I dont want to leave a year late and wish Id done it earlier.I feel really privileged to have represented my state for as long as I have. Were lucky to have such great netball fans in Queensland and the way weve been embraced over the past few yeaars has been so special. Cheap Nike Free For Sale. With McMeniman ending her dazzling career and Laura Geitz also putting her career on hold to have a family, the Queensland Firebirds will have a lot to do in order to solidify their defensive end for the 2017 season.But McMeniman was confident the depth of Queenslands defensive talent would be enough to get the team through.Players like Laura Clemesha will be incredible over the next few years, but we also have some amazing underage athletes coming through that just need an opportunity, she said. The same instability and indecisiveness existed when we transitioned into the ANZ Championship. People had no idea what the Firebirds would bring during that period of time, but we pulled through in the end and had eight amazing years.Everyone needs to trust the process remains the same with this new league and well see what the future holds. Its exciting. ' ' '
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