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The Pittsburgh Penguins (Pittsburgh Penguins championship rings) came up empty when they tried to clinch a playoff spot on Tuesday night.
Tyler Bertuzzi led the way for the Detroit Red Wings once again.
Bertuzzi had two goals and an assist, and Detroit (stanley cup ring for sale) beat Pittsburgh 4-1 for its sixth consecutive victory.
The 24-year-old Bertuzzi became the first player in franchise history with four consecutive three-point games. He has five goals and eight assists during a five-game point streak.
"I think I'm still a little shocked right now. I haven't comprehended it yet but it's something special," Bertuzzi said. "Like I've said before, I can't thank my teammates enough, my linemates for that run."
Detroit (32-38-10) also got two goals from Anthony Mantha, who has five goals and seven assists during a six-game point streak. Dylan Larkin had three assists, and Jimmy Howard made 38 saves.
The Red Wings also announced a two-year contract extension for coach Jeff Blashill on Tuesday morning. This was the final season of Blashill's four-year deal.
Phil Kessel scored for Pittsburgh, and Matt Murray stopped 22 shots.
"We have to have a short memory," Murray said. "This game is over and now we've got to get a win and get ourselves locked into the postseason."
The Penguins (stanley cup rings) (43-26-11) are third in the Metropolitan Division, two points behind the New York Islanders and two points ahead of Carolina. They have two games left on the schedule.
Bertuzzi's second goal put Detroit ahead to stay with 9:34 left in the second period. He beat Murray from the bottom of the left circle for his 21st of the season.
Mantha made it 3-1 with 8:39 left in the third when he outraced Penguins defenseman Marcus Pettersson for Larkin's high flip pass in the Pittsburgh zone for a partial breakaway. He added an empty-netter with 2:24 left to tie his career high of 24 goals.
Detroit (Detroit Red Wings championship rings for sale) jumped in front on an unusual goal with 9:40 left in the first.
It originally appeared that Murray had made a spectacular glove save on Bertuzzi's one-timer from the bottom of the right circle at an apparent wide-open side of the net.
But it went to review, after the next play stoppage, and the overhead replay showed the puck in Murray's glove but completely over the goal line. The play was ruled a goal after a two-to-three minute process.
Kessel tied the game with 22 seconds left in the opening period when he tapped one in from the bottom of the right circle off a feed from Sidney Crosby on a 2-on-1 rush. It was Kessel's 25th goal.
Among the players who remain out for Pittsburgh are C Evgeni Malkin (upper body), who missed his eighth game, and D Kris Letang (upper body), who sat out his fourth game. ... Detroit recalled D Joe Hicketts from AHL Grand Rapids on Monday after D Danny DeKeyser suffered a lower-body injury in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Boston Bruins.
Montag, 29. Juli 2019 - keine Kommentare
The Cincinnati (cheap Cincinnati Reds championship rings) catcher hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and the Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Sunday. Barnhart improved to 4 for 5 in two games since returning on Friday after missing 22 games with a right oblique strain. He drove in Josh VanMeter from second base with a grounder up the middle off Jake McGee (0-2) and celebrated by clapping his hands twice as he rounded first base.
"Getting away helped me watch the game and learn," Barnhart said. "I want to keep this going. It feels really good to contribute after being away for a long time. I don't ever want to get injured, but I learned a lot by watching different hitters." Lucas Sims (2-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win. Amir Garrett and Michael Lorenzen each pitched an inning and Raisel Iglesias gave up a pair of two-out singles in the ninth before getting Ian Desmond to ground out for his second save in two days and 19th of the season.
The Reds (world series ring) bullpen pitched a combined 8 1/3 scoreless innings while Cincinnati was winning the last two games of the three-game series. The Rockies went 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position on Sunday and a combined 1 for 20 in their last two games while finishing their season-high 10-game road trip with three wins. "We've got to get the big hits," manager Bud Black. "We're getting guys out there. We had a number of opportunities with two outs. We had guys in scoring position. We just couldn't get the big hit."
Yonder Alonso hit a two-run homer, his first for Colorado after being promoted on July 23 from Triple-A Albuquerque, to make it 2-all in the fifth. "These were hard-fought, grinding games where every pitch mattered," said Alonso, Cincinnati's 2008 No. 1 draft pick. "We just fell a little short."
Alonso was the last batter faced by left-hander Alex Wood, who lasted 4 2/3 innings in his first start for Cincinnati after spending the season on the injured list with lower back problems. Wood, acquired with outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig from the Dodgers in December, allowed seven hits and two runs with one walk and four strikeouts in an 80-pitch effort.
"I've been around these guys a lot and they all welcomed me, but there is a big difference being able to contribute," Wood said. "It was great to see him out there healthy," manager David Bell said. "He had reached his last batter, anyway. Alonso was going to be his last hitter. He wanted to stay in. I decided to stick with the decision because it was his first time back. The home run doesn't take away from what he did."
Consecutive one-out singles by Josh VanMeter, Scooter Gennett, Jose Iglesias and Barnhart off Peter Lambert added up to a 2-0 Reds (custom championship rings) lead in the second. The Reds had six hits and two runs with one walk and four strikeouts in Lambert's five innings.