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NEW YORK -- It was advantage Rangers on Saturday in the off-ice gamesmanship that is running parallel to the Eastern Conference final between New York and Montreal. Zapatillas Puma Baratas España . There has been no shortage of storylines in this series, which has already featured one surgery and two suspensions in three games. And with two days off between Games 3 and 4, the old adage that idle hands are the devils workshop was proved true at Madison Square Garden when two New York assistant coaches showed up to watch Montreal practise. The intrusion seemed squarely aimed at getting under Montreals skin. When Canadiens goalie coach Stephane Waite noticed the break in protocol, he told head coach Michel Therrien. As the players stretched, Therrien moved down the rink and had words with Rangers assistant Ulf Samuelsson. Observers said the exchange was somewhat prickly. Samuelsson, no stranger to antagonizing rivals during his playing days, and fellow assistant coach Dan Lacroix left soon after. Therrien told reporters later there was a "gentlemans agreement" that rival coaches dont attend practices on non-game days. The idea is to allow coaches to make changes or test out new strategies in private. "When we saw those assistant coaches there, they were not supposed to be there, so we let them know," Therrien said pithily. New York president and GM Glen Sather watched the practice from one of the top rows of the lower bowl at Madison Square Garden, seemingly more interested in his phone than what was happening on the ice. Game 4 is Sunday night. The Rangers lead the series two games to one. While coaches seemed hot and bothered over the presence of the Rangers coaches, Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban was oblivious. "I get in trouble when Im looking up in the stands," he said, drawing laughs. The Canadiens, coming off a bitter seven-game battle with their rival Bruins, are finding themselves down and dirty again in the trenches with the Rangers. The series has already left an ugly trail. Montreals Brandon Prust has been suspended two games for the Game 3 hit that broke Derek Stepans jaw. Rangers agitator Dan Carcillo has been banned for 10 games for jostling a linesman in the wake of the Prust hit. And Stepan was recovering in hospital Saturday from surgery to repair his jaw. Carcillo has requested that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman review the 10-game suspension, according to the NHL Players Association. "I think its building," Habs forward Brendan Gallagher said of the animosity between the two teams, which he has helped grow by throwing his five-foot-nine, 180-pound body around with reckless abandon. "Last game, it certainly took a big step forward," he added. Gallagher looks like his mum still packs him a lunch. But he is fearless, a hockey Smurf full of grit and attitude. While his assistants were stirring the pot Saturday, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault -- the picture of calm normally -- was still burning over the missed call on the Prust hit and the domino-effect mayhem that ensued. "At the end of the day if the right call is made on the ice, that whole situation doesnt happen," he lamented. The war of words continued on the Rangers website, which noted Stepan was New Yorks second-leading playoff scorer while fourth-liner Prust "has had trouble keeping up with the speedy Rangers through the first three games of this series." The good news for Vigneault was word that Derick Brassard is healthy. The New York centre left early in Game 1 with an upper body injury after being checked by Canadiens defenceman Mike Weaver and has not played since. Brassard told reporters after practice that he was good to go. That brought a smile to the face of Vigneault. "I was told he cleared himself," Vigneault said with a laugh. "Thats good to know. He didnt tell me." As one might expect, Vigneault said Stepan was "unlikely" to play Sunday. The 23-year-old centre has not missed a game since coming into the league in the 2010-11 season. Carcillo declined to speak to reporters Saturday. But Vigneault said the player knew he needed to have kept control of himself. "I cant begin to tell you how bad he feels about the whole thing," the coach said. "His situation, his personal future, the team. Theres nothing he can do about it now and theres nothing we can do about it." Forward Brad Richards called the abrasive Carcillo "a great teammate." "I heard a lot about him before but I dont have one bad thing to say about him." The New York players, for the most part, had little to say about the length of the ban to Prust, a former Ranger. But goalie Henrik Lundqvist said that hot spots in the playoffs usually cool down in the off-season. "Especially during the playoffs, you dont see your opponents as friends, even though youve played with them. Right now I dont have any friends in Montreal," the stylish Swede said with a chuckle. "Theyre just enemies and you play it that way. Thats your approach. "But you also have to understand this game, you know, theres a lot of players that play on the edge. Thats their role, thats what they do. Theyre always going to play it like that and sometimes things happen and maybe they take it a little too far. As it comes to relationships, as friends, in the summertime you move past it. "But right now, do I like what happened? Absolutely not. But its on the ice, it happens on the ice. It is what it is." Michael Bournival slotted into Prusts place on Montreals fourth line in practice. Francis Bouillon was skating in place of Nathan Beaulieu on defence. Subban and other Habs said, despite the Game 3 overtime win, the Canadiens have more in the tank. "I dont think weve played our best hockey yet this series," said Subban. And they acknowledged that they cannot rely on young goalie Dustin Tokarskis heroics, as they did last time out. "We now we cant expect him to do that every game, so we want to be better in front of him," said Canadiens captain Brian Gionta. On the Rangers side, J.T. Miller was skating in place of Carcillo on the fourth line with Derek Dorsett and Brian Boyle. New York gave winger Chris Kreider a "maintenance day" off. That meant Dominic Moore skated with Rick Nash and Jesper Fast, filling in for Kreider. NOTES: Game 4 will be shown at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Canadiens officials say more than 20,000 tickets have already been snapped up. Puma Rihanna Baratas . Stevenson scored the first three goals of the game in the first period for Regina (35-22-6), which has won eight of its last 10 games. Patrick DAmico added two for the Pats, Braden Christoffer had a single and Morgan Klimchuk chipped in a goal and four assists. Zapatillas Puma Baratas Online . - Maynor Figueroa headed in a late goal to give Honduras a 1-1 draw with the United States in an international friendly Tuesday.WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets are soaring back to the MTS Centre for another crack at the Nashville Predators.Nashville spoiled the Jets home opener last month with a 2-0 shutout, but Winnipeg will have renewed confidence for Tuesdays rematch after returning from a road trip with seven of a possible eight points.It included back-to-back 1-0 shutouts in New York and then Chicago from both their goalies.The Jets (6-5-1) are still not scoring a lot of goals themselves and they got some timely help Sunday night from the goalposts in Chicago, but theyre using their youth, size and strength and finding ways to win.That was kind of the theme of the third period in New York, said coach Paul Maurice after the win in Chicago.Starting to win some of the ugly battles and not expecting the game to be smooth and when we embrace that and just play like a good solid grinding team, eventually our offence will come.But it all starts with goaltending, he said, which is not news to Jets fans.The Jets have given up 26 goals in their first 12 games and scored just 22. That deficit in their goal differential is something that has plagued the team for years and kept them out of the playoffs.Sundays win was a huge confidence booster for Michael Hutchinson, the rookie from Winnipegs farm team, brought in to back up Ondrej Pavelec this season. He got the job after playing three good games for the Jets at the tail end of last season, winning two of them.He was yanked early in his only other start this season, a 4-1 loss in Los Angeles on Oct. 12, and with more back-to-backs coming (two more in November alone) and the need in general to give Pavelec a breather, feeling some confidence in their No. 2 is a must for the Jets.Pavelec has regularly been onee of the hardest working netminders in the NHL based on his ice time and this season is shaping up no different. Comprar Zapatillas Puma Baratas. He sits second only to New Jerseys Cory Schneider right now.The shutout not only boosted Hutchinsons confidence in his abilities but the teams confidence as well.The guys will see Hutch going into the net with the full belief weve got a chance to win the game, Maurice said.Pavelec let in the most goals in the league last season, as he did the season before and the season before that, but Maurice and the Jets have said they need to see better defensive play from the rest of the team before they can fairly judge his performance.Thats starting to happen a lot more regularly.Its huge, Hutchinson said of the way players blocked shots in front of him Sunday night.It really gets you excited as a goalie when you see players laying down in front of shots blocking them for you.He says this road trip was good for helping that new defensive focus take hold.Were really committed to team defence. Its unfortunate we didnt score a large number of goals in the last couple of games but were still able to get points and thats the main thing.Nashville (7-2-2) is coming off a 3-1 win in Vancouver Sunday night.The Predators are very much on the good side of the goal differential line with 29 for and 22 against, thanks to snipers like former Penguin James Neal and the goaltending of Pekka Rinne, who has a goals-against average of 1.88 and save percentage of .931 after 10 games this season.Theyll be playing in Winnipeg without defenceman Anton Volchenkov, serving a four-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head of Calgary Flames forward Michael Ferland during Nashvilles 4-3 loss to the Flames on Friday. ' ' '

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