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18:06, Jul 14 2014

VANCOUVER -- Known for his fiery demeanour during previous NHL stops, John Tortorellas anger hasnt bubbled to the surface much since he took over as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. It showed up on Saturday night and helped spur his team to victory. Tortorella lit into the Canucks with an emotional tirade during a second-period timeout after they gave up the lead and Vancouver responded in kind by blowing the doors off the Boston Bruins in a 6-2 victory. "That was 10 out of 10," said Canucks forward David Booth, who restored Vancouvers lead just 1:20 later. "He was fired up there and it got the guys going. Were professionals. Sometimes you dont need it and sometimes you do. "That was a turning point for us and changed the outcome of the game." Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist and Roberto Luongo made 39 saves as Vancouver won its seventh straight to finish a five-game homestand with a perfect record. "We werent playing well," said Tortorella, before adding it was "none of your business" when asked what he said during the timeout. Jannik Hansen, Chris Higgins, Yannik Weber and Christopher Tanev had the other goals for Vancouver (20-10-5), which is 8-1-1 in its last 10. Daniel Sedin, Mike Santorelli and Brad Richardson added two assists each as the Canucks thumped the Bruins in their first visit to Rogers Arena since Bostons victory in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup final. Reilly Smith had both goals for the Bruins (22-9-2), who saw their four-game winning streak snapped. A shaky Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on 23 shots for Boston, which has been hit hard by injuries and had a flu bug go through their locker-room this week. Chad Johnson replaced Rask after the Canucks fourth goal, making four stops in relief. "Im not going to make any excuses. I was pretty bad today," said Rask. "I thought we played a good game as a team. I wasnt able to help too much." The turning point came at 4:11 of the second period when Tortorella called his timeout after Smith tied the score 1-1. The Bruins were all over the Canucks before the goal and Tortorella unleashed a verbal barrage reminiscent of his previous coaching stints with the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers. Whatever he said worked. Booth restored the Canucks lead just shortly after with his fourth goal of the season, firing a shot from the left wing that went through Rask to send the usually subdued Rogers Arena crowd into a frenzy. "I think you see how passionate he gets," said Canucks forward Ryan Kesler of his coach. "You see how not pleased he was with our play and I think that passion bleeds into this team. It was a wake-up call and guys respect him." The Canucks second line of Higgins, Santorelli and Kesler has been a force during Vancouvers current winning streak and went back to work to stretch the lead to 3-1 at 8:46. Santorelli made a strong move to the net, forcing Rask to make two big saves. His third shot went off the post and fell right to Higgins, who fired into a yawning cage for his 10th of the campaign. "(Boston is) one of the best teams in the East, and I consider us one of the best teams in the West. Both teams played hard," said Tortorella. "Those are the type of games you want to be in. We didnt have to say anything before the game as far as the emotion. I knew the team was going to be ready." Luongo, who picked up the 65th shutout of his career in Fridays 4-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers, made a big blocker save early in the third on a deflection by Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron before Weber put the game out of reach and ended Rasks night when he blasted a one timer past for his first of the season at 1:34. Vancouvers special teams then took over with Henrik Sedin scoring on the power play for his ninth at 4:02. Tanev then added his third, a short-handed effort, at 10:34 to make it 6-1. Smith rounded out the scoring with 3:17 left, banging a rebound past Luongo. "They had quite a push at the start of the second, they tied it up, Torts calls a timeout and we respond right away," said Luongo. "It shows a lot of character from our guys." The Canucks, who were coming off back-to-back shutouts, have allowed just eight goals during their seven-game winning streak. "The final score was much different from the way our team played," said Bruins coach Claude Julien. "They just kind of took it over in the third with the score, but the first two periods I didnt mind our game." Bruins pest Brad Marchand drew the ire of the Canucks when he mocked the Canucks bench by pretending to kiss a ring on his finger and lifting an imaginary Stanley Cup in the third period. "It shows what kind of guy he is," said Henrik Sedin. "He is a great player, its too bad he is acting like he does but that is the way it is." Julien said he didnt see the exchange, but added that the team expects better of Marchand. "Sometimes his emotions get the better of him," said Julien. "We work with him and we are going to continue to work with him." The Bruins got word earlier in the day that tough guy Shawn Thornton had been suspended 15 games for his attack on Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik on Dec. 7. Both the Canucks and Bruins downplayed Saturdays rematch of the 2011 Cup final, but the energy in the stands and on the ice was palpable throughout the night. Hansen opened the scoring at 16:37 of the first period with his fifth of the season on a harmless-looking shot from centre that deflected off the stick of Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara and knuckled its way past a surprised Rask. Boston had a great chance to tie the game moments later with Milan Lucic staring Luongo down in front, but the Canucks goalie made a big save to keep the momentum on Vancouvers side. "I thought we did a lot of good things tonight," said Tortorella. "(But) we still have a ways to go to learn how to play in those type of games." Notes: Smith now has nine goals on the season. ... Higgins has three goals and five assists in his last seven games and has points in five straight contests. ... The Canucks defeated the Bruins 4-3 in Boston on Jan. 7, 2012, in the only other meeting between the two teams since their final. Cory Schneider started in goal for Vancouver in that one. ... Boston hosts Vancouver on Feb. 4. ... The Canucks open a three-game road trip on Tuesday in Minnesota against the Wild. Vancouver then visits the Dallas Stars on Thursday and the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. ... Boston is home to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. cheap nfl jerseys china . Bayer Leverkusen beat Hannover 2-0 as the trio of leaders opened a significant gap seven games into the season. Dortmund leads on goal difference over Bayern. 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(Sports Network) - John Lannan continues to impress since a rough showing in the Nationals last go around in interleague play. Mariners hurler Erik Bedard has been outstanding even longer. The two starters put their respective unbeaten streaks on the line this evening when Washington and Seattle continue a three-game set in D.C. just one day after a stunning rally put the Nationals on the verge of reaching the .500 mark. Since allowing six runs in a setback to the Orioles on May 21, one that upped his season earned run average to 5.03, the left-handed Lannan is 2-0 in five starts with a 1.08 ERA. He did not factor into the decision of Thursdays start versus the Cardinals despite giving up just two runs on six hits over seven innings of a 7-4 win. Same as always, I just had the sinker working, said Lannan on Washingtons website. I felt I had a good rhythm and I knew if I got in trouble I could go to the sinker. The theme of tonight was just getting ahead and getting ground balls. Lannan is 4-5 in 15 starts this season and lowered his ERA to 3.52. He has been excellent at home, where he hasnt lost since April 30, going 2-2 with a 1.84 ERA in seven starts. The 26-year-old faces the Mariners for the first time, while Bedard will try for his first decision in three starts against the Nationals. He has posted a 2.08 ERA over his previous two starts versus them, while his 1.79 ERA in 16 interleague starts is the lowest among active pitchers with a minimum of 15 starts. One would think a victory could be in the future for the 32-year-old, who is 4-0 with a 1.70 ERA over his past nine starts and has allowed more than two earned runs just once in that span. He has been keeping Seattle in each game he pitches and the Mariners have responded by going 8-1 over his unbeaten streak, which began after a loss to the Tigers on April 20. The left-hander is coming off a win over the Angels on Wednesday, when he threw seven scoreless innings and worked around three hits, striking out five without a walk. Bedard moved to 4-4 with a 3.16 ERA in 13 starts. Bedard will be facing a Nationals club toonight that showed a never-quit attitude on Tuesday that hasnt been seen in the nations capital in some time.ddddddddddddWashington trailed by four runs heading into the bottom of the ninth in Tuesdays opener, but Wilson Ramos capped a five-run rally with two outs on a three-run homer to lift Washington to a 6-5 win. Jerry Hairston Jr. followed a double play in the inning with an RBI single before Michael Morse hit a liner off the leg of Seattle closer Brandon League, knocking him out of the game. David Pauley then came into the game and yielded a run-scoring single to Danny Espinosa before leaving hanging changeup that Ramos blasted into the seats. I was very excited after I hit that homer, because that was my first walk-off home run in my career, said Ramos. So when I saw my teammates waiting for me at home plate I was very, very excited. Washington, which had a season-high eight-game win streak end on Sunday, moved to 36-37 on the season. A victory tonight would give the Nationals a .500 mark for the first time since they were 18-18 on May 11 and also insure their first winning month of June since 2005. Last nights thrilling victory also extended the Nats run of success against the Mariners. Washington hasnt lost to Seattle since a road setback on June 13, 2004, when the franchise was still located in Montreal, and has won each of the past seven meetings since. The Nats swept a three-game set from the Mariners in Washington back in 2005 -- the two clubs lone meeting in the nations capital -- then turned the trick again at Seattle in 2008. Adam Kennedy and Dustin Ackley drove in two runs each for Seattle last night, while starter Doug Fister gave up just one run in eight innings. He also added his first major league hit and an RBI. Being resilient is what you have to do, said Mariners manager Eric Wedge. Every now and then youre gonna get kicked in the teeth like this. When you do, youve got to pick yourself back up and, you know, learn from it. Seattle had won three of four coming in and is two games back of Texas for first place in the American League West. ' ' '

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