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WINNIPEG -- Ales Hemsky admitted he was feeling down after being traded to Ottawa from Edmonton last Wednesday. But his mood picked up after he had three assists in the struggling Senators 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon. "Its weird," said Hemsky, whos in his 11th NHL season. "You spend your whole career in one place and then you kind of realize youve come to the end. Its sad because I had a lot of great people there, even the locker-room was great and everybody treated me really well. "I was sad, but in the end I was excited to come here and play those type of games and battle for the playoffs." It was Hemskys second game and first points with Ottawa since he was traded and slotted on to the Senators top line. Milan Michalek scored the games first goal on the power play with an assist from Hemsky and centre Jason Spezza, who had three assists. "Hes an extremely offensively talented player," Spezza said of Hemsky. "I seem like I can read off him fairly easily. Ive watched him play a lot. Hes really good with the puck, hes got that short stick, protects it really well and is a good passer." Defencemen Jared Cowen and Eric Gryba and centres Kyle Turris and Mike Hoffman also scored for Ottawa (28-25-11), which had lost two straight and four of its past five games heading into the match. Craig Anderson stopped 46 shots for the Senators. Spezza said the players arent satisfied splitting their four-game road trip with a win over Vancouver, losses to Edmonton and Calgary and then the victory in Winnipeg. "Its nice to get the win tonight and get two points and get moving in the right direction again, but no, were not happy with .500 out of this trip," Spezza said. "Were fighting for the playoffs. We needed more points than that." Ottawa was six points out of a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference before the game. Turriss goal was his 21st of season, while it was Hoffmans first career goal and assist. Michalek picked up two assists. Jets centre Bryan Little earned his 20th goal of the season. Tobias Enstrom and Dustin Byfuglien also scored for Winnipeg (30-28-7). Ondrej Pavelec started in goal for the Jets, but was replaced in the second period by Al Montoya after giving up five goals on 20 shots. Montoya stopped all 12 shots he faced. The Jets have lost three straight, including overtime against the New York Islanders and in regulation versus Los Angeles. Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice wasnt hanging the loss on Pavelec. "I know he didnt have a chance on the first three (goals)," Maurice said. "The fourth is a play thats going behind the net and its a laser. If he gets that one, its as much luck as it is positioning on that one. "Ive got no problem with him. I didnt take him out to do anything other than calm the bench. He had seen enough." Winnipeg went into the game three points back of Dallas for the final wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference and one point behind Phoenix, which visits Washington Saturday night. The Senators led 2-1 after the first period and 5-2 following the second. Each team scored a pair of power-play goals. "Anytime youre a team thats going through what were going through at this point, when you have the lead, no lead is safe until the game is over," Ottawa head coach Paul MacLean said. "I think that was the case with us tonight. I thought they came with a push a but at the end of the day I thought our goaltender held the fort for us really well." Michalek scored his 11th goal of the season at 9:54 of the opening period with a deflection off a Jets defender just 20 seconds after defenceman Zach Bogosian went to the penalty box for holding. The goal was reviewed to see if the puck had fully crossed the line behind Pavelec. Little got his stick on a rebound and sent a backhand shot over a stretched-out Anderson at 16:59 with Senators winger Chris Neil off for interference. But the tie was short-lived as Cowens goal came 38 seconds later off a shot from the point. Winnipeg had a two-man advantage for 70 seconds in the period, but couldnt capitalize. Gryba scored 2:03 into the second period during a play that had Jets defenceman Mark Stuart sliding into Pavelec, sending him rolling at the side of the net. Winnipeg regrouped and Evander Kane won a faceoff and sent it back to Enstrom, who blasted a shot past Anderson at 4:15 while Ottawas Cowen was off for slashing. Turris and then Hoffman scored to make it 5-2 and Pavelec went to the bench. Byfuglien scored unassisted with a slapshot 2:13 into the third period for his 14th goal of the season. He said the team has got move on from the loss. "Couple of tough bounces," Byfuglien said. "Pavs been doing everything to keep us in every game." Ottawa was 2 for 4 on the power play and the Jets were 2 for 7. Winnipeg travels to Colorado for a game Monday and then hosts Vancouver on Wednesday. The Senators host Nashville on Monday. Notes: The Jets are now 11-5-2 since head coach Paul Maurice took over on Jan. 12 ... Jason Spezza now has 11 points (2G, 9A) over the last eight games. Angel di Maria World Cup Jersey . -- Jay Heaps is the new coach of the New England Revolution, the MLS team he played nine seasons for as a defender. Lionel Messi Jersey . Jones had to work hard against Korean skip Kim Jisun and didnt hold a lead until the seventh end. Jones, lead Dawn McEwen, second Jill Officer and third Kaitlyn Lawes were 8-0 going into the game and had already clinched a berth in the semifinals. http://www.argentinasoccerteamshop.com/world-cup-mariano-andujar-argentina-jersey/. 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STANFORD, Calif. -- Andrew Luck and the rest of Stanfords players huddled together in the locker room, screaming and shouting every one of the points they piled up in the opener. "One, two, three ..." they yelled. Fifty-seven counts later, cheers erupted. For a game that was nothing more than a tune-up, the Cardinal sure made a lot of noise. Luck threw two touchdowns and ran for another score, leading seventh-ranked Stanford past San Jose State 57-3 in the season opener Saturday. "It wasnt perfect," new coach David Shaw said. "But it was good." All the way around. Luck, the Heisman Trophy runner-up to Auburns Cam Newton last year, completed 17 of 26 passes for 171 yards and looked every bit the player many believe will take home college footballs most famous award. He connected with seven different receivers, showed no signs of slipping under the new staff and rested for the fourth quarter. The standout quarterback summed up his performance in one word: average. Considering what he has done in his career, that would be exactly right. Stanfords right on pace. "I think a lot of (the scoring) was our defence and special teams putting us in a position where you cant mess up," said Luck, who presented Shaw the game ball with his teammates. "I definitely dont think were satisfied on offence." Stepfan Taylor ran for 61 yards and two touchdowns and Chris Owusu caught seven passes for 76 yards for the Cardinal, who pounced on their South Bay rival from the start. San Jose State last upset Stanford in 2006, and the Silicon Valley series has been all Cardinal since. Thanks to Luck. After turning down a chance to be the NFL drafts No. 1 pick, Luck returned to The Farm and has hopes of a Pac-12 title and possibly even a national championship. There certainly wasnt any hangover in Stanfords first tune-up. Shaw was calm and cool on the sideline with none of the chest bumping or helmet smacking that personified his predecessor, Jim Harbaugh, now with the San Francisco 49ers. With Luck back and better than ever, there was no reason to get all riled up in this one. Except for maybe watching Luck run all over the field. After driving the ball inches short of the goal line in the first quarter, Luck scrambled to his right, paused and sprinted to the corner. He launched his body toward the sideline and reached the ball oout to swipe the pylon, giving Stanford a 10-0 lead on his first touchdown of the season.dddddddddddd. "He gets to dive head first when theres a touchdown involved," Shaw said. "Besides that, hes supposed to slide. Hes under strict directives to slide." As if the Cardinal needed any breaks, San Jose State gave them plenty. The Spartans fumbled six times and lost three of them, including when Brandon Rutley entered at quarterback in a wildcat formation only to drop the ball on the exchange. Ben Gardner recovered, and Stanford took over from 13 yards out. The short field position was far too easy for Luck and perhaps the biggest reason his statistics were relatively low. On the first play after the turnover, he sailed a touchdown pass to tight end Zach Ertz in the corner of the end zone to put the Cardinal ahead 17-0. And the rout was on. Not all of Stanfords highlights came on offence. With the clock dwindling down in the first half, Chase Thomas jarred the ball loose from Matt Faulkner -- who was making his first start at quarterback for San Jose State -- and Henry Anderson scooped it up and ran 37 yards until he was tackled a yard short of the goal line. "Im getting close to the end zone and Im like, Why am I not getting tackled yet?" Anderson said, chuckling. "We do a lot of sprints in practice, but I never thought Id run that far." Three plays later, Luck connected on a one-yard TD pass to fullback Ryan Hewitt to take a 27-0 lead. Taylor also scored on runs of three yards and one yard in the third quarter to put the Cardinal ahead 43-3. Luck and the rest of the starters were lifted, and even the backups kept piling up points. Harrison Waid kicked an 18-yard field goal in the second quarter for San Jose States lone score. He also missed wide right from 23 yards. Faulkner finished 14 for 26 passing for 184 yards for San Jose State. The Spartans, who went 1-12 last season, have lost 18 straight against ranked teams. The last came in a 27-24 win over No. 9 TCU on Nov. 4, 2000. Playing against a Stanford team that finished 12-1 last season capped with an Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech, they didnt have a chance. "We had nowhere to go," San Jose State coach Mike MacIntrye said. "Theyre a better team than we are, a much better team, and I think theyll have a great year." ' ' '