GLENDALE Semyon Varlamov Jersey
, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have undergone massive changes in recent years, parting ways with key players while overhauling their roster.Defenseman Oliver Ekman Larsson has been the one constant and he’s going to be in the desert a long time.The Coyotes signed the two-time All-Star defenseman to an eight-year contract extension on Sunday that averages $8.25 million per year.The contract comes on the heels of a six-year, $33 million contract Ekman-Larsson signed in 2013.Arizona also signed Niklas Hjalmarsson to a two-year contract averaging $5.5 million per year, locking up its top two defensemen, and added forward Michael Grabner to a three-year contract averaging $3.35 million.”Oliver is one of the NHL’s premier defensemen and we are ecstatic to have him signed for the long-term,” Coyotes GM John Chayka said. ”He’s a special player and person and we want to build our team around him. You can’t win in this League without a star, elite defenseman and we’re fortunate to have that in OEL. We look forward to many years ahead with him as our leader on and off the ice.”The 26-year-old Swede was an All-Star for the second time in his career last season, finishing with 14 goals and 28 assists. Ekman-Larsson is second among Arizona defensemen with 102 career goals and 290 points since being selected with the sixth overall pick of the 2009 NHL draft.”This is a very happy day for me and my family http://www.avalancheshoponline.com/authentic-sergei-boikov-jersey
,” Ekman-Larsson said. ”I have always loved living and playing in Arizona and this is where I want to be. I signed with the Coyotes because I believe in our team, I believe in our fans and I believe in this market and I want to win here.”Ekman-Larsson has taken over a leadership role with the Coyotes since the team parted ways with long-time captain Shane Doan last offseason and overhauled their roster with younger players. Arizona recently traded Max Domi, one of its top young players, to Montreal for young scorer Alex Galchenyuk.The 30-year-old Grabner had 27 goals and nine assists in 80 games with the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils last season. The Austrian forward has scored 20 or more goals four times in nine seasons, including 27 each of the past two.Grabner has 158 goals and 91 assists with five teams since being selected with the 14th overall pick of the 2006 draft by Vancouver.— WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Mark Scheifele was in a joking mood after setting up the tying goal and scoring the winner for the Winnipeg Jets.Scheifele scored at 4:18 of overtime and the Jets extended their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 5-4 victory over the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.Scheifele was asked how he was feeling about his scoring touch of late, which includes a five-game point streak of five goals and nine assists. He also has three overtime goals this season, two in the past three games Womens Sven Andrighetto Jersey
, and 21 goals and 46 points in 33 games.“I think my fantasy football team is losing right now, so a little choked about that,” Scheifele joked. “On the hockey side of things, it’s obviously going well. But I play with some pretty special players and play on a pretty special team, so I’m just lucky to pop them in when I can.”It was Winnipeg’s third straight overtime victory and moved the Jets into a tie for second in the NHL with the Calgary Flames and tops in the Western Conference.Scheifele finished with two assists, while Nikolaj Ehlers had a pair of goals and one assist and Mathieu Perreault and Brandon Tanev also scored.Connor Hellebuyck made 43 saves for the Jets, who are 9-1 in their last 10 games.Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov, Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson also scored. Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat each collected a pair of assists.Andrei Vasilevskiy Tyson Barrie Jersey
, in his second game back from a broken foot, stopped 37 shots and picked up an assist on Killorn’s goal.The game-winner was changed to an unassisted goal for Scheifele. Patrik Laine skated in front of Vasilevskiy and lost the puck when the goalie poke-checked him. Scheifele swooped in and scored. The zone entry was also reviewed for offside, but was upheld.“It was a heck of a job by Patty, taking that puck hard to the net,” captain Blake Wheeler said. “And if you leave Scheif alone right there, he’s gonna bury it. He’s playing as well as anyone right now and coming up huge when we need him.Tampa Bay had its winning streak halted at eight games.“I think it was an entertaining game for fans,” Killorn said. “I know a lot of people were probably watching just because of where we stand in the East and where they stand in the West.“I thought it was an entertaining game. Obviously, a lot of goals being scored. We don’t want to allow that many but it was a good game.”The quick-paced match was tied 1-1 after the first period and 3-3 after two.The Lightning took a 4-3 lead at 6:55 of the third period with Kucherov’s power-play goal Authentic Alexander Wennberg Jersey
, but Ehlers tied it up with his second goal of the game at 14:23.“We used our speed against them and they did it to us, too,” Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh said. “In the end, it’s a stinging feeling for sure when you have a lead like that late on the road and can’t find a way to close it out.”Ehlers tied it up when a shot by Scheifele missed the net and went off the backboard, bouncing up to Ehlers who got his stick on it to beat Vasilevskiy. Byfuglien picked up an assist. His point streak is five games with one goal and seven assists.“I didn’t think too much,” Ehlers said. “I just tried to dive and get the puck into the net.”UP NEXTLightning: At Vancouver in Tuesday for the second of a four-game trip.Jets: Start a three-game trip in Los Angeles on Tuesday.