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                                     COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Journeyman goalie Chad Johnson, in his first season with Calgary, is beginning to show he can be a source of stability for the up-and-down Flames. Cheap Adidas NEO 2017 .Johnson made 34 saves for his second shutout in five starts, leading Calgary over the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 on Wednesday night.We just wanted to come in here and stick to our system, said Johnson, who also blanked the Minnesota Wild on Nov. 15. Get some pucks deep and wait for our opportunities and we did that and capitalized on the chances that we had.Johnson is 4-1 in his past five starts.Troy Brouwer and Micheal Ferland scored for Calgary, which has sought consistency between the pipes during the early part of the season. The Flames, whose maligned special teams came up big in this one, have traded wins and losses for five games.Johnny made some big saves for us and that breeds confidence throughout the lineup, Calgarys Matt Stajan said.Columbus dropped to 10-3-3 in its last 16 and has lost two straight at home since rolling off seven wins in a row, a franchise record.We were on the outside all night long, Columbus coach John Tortorella said. Chad saw every shot. I thought our first period was good but from then it went downhill.Calgary, ranked 29th in penalty killing entering the game, was perfect during a long Columbus power play in the second period, and then its league-worst power play added a goal in the third.Calgary led 1-0 despite being significantly outshot before Ferland snapped one past Sergei Bobrovsky from the slot at 6:25 of the third. Leading to the score, Dennis Wideman kept the puck in the zone on a play that Markus Hannikainen tried to skate out of danger.Johnson did the rest, calmly turning aside shot after shot.There were times when we were on our heels but I think we still stuck together and battled as a group, he said.After a scoreless first period, the action picked up in the second. Matthew Tkachuks double minor for high-sticking 14 seconds in put the Blue Jackets on the man advantage, but the leagues top power play only mustered one shot. The Flames allowed three power-play scores Monday in a loss at Buffalo.Sloppy, it hurt us momentum wise, Tortorella said. Four minutes we really had nothing accomplished. I think they end up with a couple of scoring chances.Calgary took the lead shortly after aided by a bad sequence for Seth Jones. He was flat footed in his own zone when his pass was easily intercepted by Brouwer at the blue line. Kris Versteeg got the puck and marched around Jones, threading a pass back to Brouwer for the doorstep tap-in to make it 1-0 at 6:35.I just tried to make a play and get it over to Brouwer going to the net, Versteeg said.Five minutes later, Cam Atkinson zoomed in on a breakaway, but Johnson gloved his shot.We were able to turn a corner after he (Johnson) stopped that breakaway in the second and we know it wasnt pretty before that, Stajan said. But then we started to get pucks deep and shots on net. We played a solid third period. Its a good road win.Game notes Brouwers goal was his first in 10 games. ... Jones played his second game since missing six with a foot injury. ... Columbus LW Matt Calvert, who last Friday scored an overtime goal to down the Rangers after getting 36 stitches in his forehead during the game, was scratched with an upper-body ailment. ... Versteeg returned after missing nine games with a bad groin. ...Calgary C Sam Bennett skated in his 100th career game.UP NEXTBlue Jackets: Visit Tampa Bay on Friday.Flames: Play the third of a season-long six-game road trip Friday in Boston. Red Adidas NEO Shoes . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. He had a goal and two assists for a career-high three points as Columbus beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to snap a five-game losing streak. Grey Adidas NEO Shoe . World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187. . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Sam Logwood scored a career-high 20 points, and Tim Williams had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help New Mexico beat Idaho State 81-70 in Friday nights season-opener for both teams.Ethan Telfair had a triple-double for Idaho State. He finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists to go along with six steals. Robert Jones added 13 points for the Bengals.It was a game that was chippy throughout, with officials stopping the game once in each half to determine the extent of physical play. Bengals starting guard Gary Chivichyan came flying off the bench during one first-half confrontation to earn an ejection. The teams received four technical fouls as well as a flagrant foul.Idaho State had 29 personal fouls. New Mexico finished with 20.I dont want my guys to back down and (Lobos coach Craig) Neal doesnt want his guys to back down, Idaho State coach Bill Evans said. We had two teams fighting, trying to win. I dont have a problem with that. Ive got a problem with the fact that we escalated it further.For Neal, the skirmishes didnt have an impact on the outcome.I like how my guys fight and they stand up for one another, Neal said. Theyre not going to back down from anybody.New Mexico fell behind 24-14 in the first half but pulled to 38-32 at the break. Longwoods layup gave New Mexico their first lead of the second half, 48-46, and the Lobos led the rest of the way.BIG PICTUREFinding a point guard was one question for New Mexico this season, but sophomore Jordan Hunter looked just fine in the role, finishing with six points and eight assists, includinng a couple of well-threaded helpers through traffic and two pinpoint fast break deliveries. Cheap Adidas NEO Shoes China. He played well, Neal said of Hunter. I thought he was pretty good, but I thought the toughest part of his game was having to defend every possession with Telfair. I think that took a little bit out of him on his shooting.The Lobos other big question centered on the health of leading returning scorer Elijah Brown, who skipped both exhibition games as he dealt with a hamstring injury that has lingered since last season. He finished with 14 points and played 29 minutes.I think it hurt our team, Neal said of Brown missing the exhibitions. Im not saying it hurt our team where we got off to a poor start. I just think that continuity, playing together, trying to get back timing wise. I think it had an effect on the team.For the Bengals, Coney Island, New York native Telfair, who led the team in scoring last season with 20 points a game to earn Big Sky newcomer of the year, showed that last season was not a fluke. He made three 3-pointers and had nine defensive rebounds.KEY STATSWith 18 offensive boards, New Mexico had a 20-7 advantage on second-chance points.New Mexico has won 14 straight season openers.UP NEXTNew Mexicos 3-game, season-opening home stand continues Monday against Houston Baptist, a prelude to the Lobos first of two games against New Mexico State.Idaho State continues a 3-game, season-opening road trip at Utah Valley on Wednesday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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