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John Tortorella will try to lead the struggling Vancouver Canucks to a win as the fiery head coach returns to the bench for Mondays road test against the Detroit Red Wings. [url=]Frank Gore Jersey[/url] . Tortorella has completed a 15-day suspension for his antics during a 3-2 shootout win against the Calgary Flames on Jan. 18 and returns to a club that has lost 12 times in its last 16 trips to the ice. The Canucks also tweeted that Henrik Sedin, who has missed the past six games with bruised ribs, will also return to the lineup. Angered by Calgary head coach Bob Hartleys decision to start that game with his fourth line, a move that helped instigate a game-opening line brawl, Tortorella tried to get at Hartley in the Calgary locker room between the first and second periods but he was restrained from doing so by Flames players and members of the Vancouver staff. While Tortorella wasnt allowed to have any contact with his team during the 15-day ban, Hartley was fined $25,000 for his role in the brawl. The Canucks, who are 4-9-3 over their last 16 games, went 2-4-0 while Tortorella was serving his suspension and the club has lost its last three tilts in regulation. Assistant coach Mike Sullivan handled the bench duties during Tortorellas absence and he relinquishes the reins with Vancouver still hanging onto the eighth and final playoff seed in the West. The Canucks are just one point ahead of Phoenix for that distinction. Like Tortorella, Canucks captain Henrik Sedin has missed the last six games, although his layoff has been due to a rib injury and not a suspension. Sedin, who had played in 679 straight games before bruised ribs led to the end of the iron man streak, participated in a full practice on Sunday but he expects to sit out another tilt today. Meanwhile, Daniel Sedin, Henriks twin brother and linemate, has gone 15 straight games without a goal. The winger has five assists during the goal- scoring drought. The Canucks were handed a 4-3 loss Friday in Winnipeg, as Devin Setoguchi scored the game-winner for the Jets with 2:56 to play in the third period. Ryan Kesler had a goal and two assists for the Canucks, while Eddie Lack allowed all four goals on 34 shots. “Well, it was frustrating because we fought our way back into the game,” said Sullivan. “I give our guys credit for fighting back, but weve got to find a way to win that game.” Vancouver ended January with a 4-9-2 record and the club lost six of seven on the road during the month. The Canucks, who will make the second stop on five- game swing tonight, are 13-11-4 as the road team this season. The Red Wings have lost three of their last four games (1-1-2) and recently split a home-and-home series with Washington. Detroit won the home portion of the two-game series Friday night at Joe Louis Arena, claiming a 4-3 shootout victory, but the Wings fell 6-5 in overtime in Sundays wild battle at Verizon Center. Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal 2:37 into overtime to lift the Capitals to Sundays win. Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith was called for tripping at the 1:26 mark of the extra session. The Capitals moved the puck around and John Carlson fed Ovechkin for a one-timer from the left circle. Detroits Gustav Nyquist posted his first career hat trick and picked up an assist on Justin Abdelkaders goal that tied the game at 5-5 with 13:35 remaining in the third period. Henrik Zetterberg recorded three assists for the Red Wings, while Jimmy Howard surrendered all six goals on 28 shots in the loss. “Offensively we played really well,” Zetterberg said. “Some mistakes cost us a few goals, and obviously theyre good when they get the power play.” The Red Wings had been shut out in their previous three road games, so Sundays scoring outburst was a welcome sight. However, the club is tied with Philadelphia for the eighth and final playoff seed in the East and wouldve liked to have earned the extra point. The Red Wings and Flyers, who visit San Jose tonight, are only a point ahead of Carolina and Washington and two points in front of Ottawa and New Jersey. “We showed some good resilience tonight,” Howard said. “We found a way to come back, scraping and clawing and getting a point. At the same time, we couldve easily been walking out of here with two points. Ive got to find a way to come up with a couple more saves for the guys.” The Red Wings have won three of their last four on home ice but they are still only 10-11-8 at the Joe this season. Detroit recorded a 2-1 regulation win in Vancouver on Oct. 30 and it has won three of the past four meetings in this series. The Red Wings also have claimed two of the last three encounters in Motown. [url=]Cassius Marsh Jersey[/url] .com) – Quarterback Cardale Jones will return to Ohio State next season. [url=]Weston Richburg Jersey[/url] . – A lot of scenarios ran through Terrell Suggs head when the Baltimore linebacker prepared to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. [url=][/url] . Sterling was banned for life and fined US$2.5 million by the NBA on Tuesday for racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. Nash, who plays for the rival L.A. Lakers, spoke as a representative of current NBA players at a press conference assembled by Sacramento mayor and National Basketball Players Association adviser Kevin Johnson.Winnipeg quarterback Max Hall says new offensive co-ordinator Marcel Bellefeuille is tough on his players but he wouldnt have it any other way. Hall will lead the Blue Bombers (1-6) into Guelph, Ont., on Saturday for the second of a home-and-home series against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3-4). Catch the action live on TSN and TSN Mobile TV, today at 12:30pm et/9:30am pt. Hamilton beat Winnipeg 37-18 at Investors Group Field last week in Halls first start with the team. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback was 18-for-30 passing for 241 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. But hes pleased with how Winnipegs offence is shaping up under Bellefeuille, who took over from the fired Gary Crowton on Sunday. “Coach Bellefeuilles been hard on us, but its been good for us,” Hall told reporters Thursday. “He pays attention to the details and makes sure we execute the stuff we have in, so I think were ready.” Bellefeuille is no stranger to the Ticats, having served as Hamiltons head coach from 2009-11. He says Winnipegs offence has been improving in practice over the week. “Each day weve had less things to correct, each day theyve played faster and understand what were supposed to be doing,” he said. “So the question now is how is that going to translate into game day when the speed is a little bit different and the bullets are live.” A big reason for Winnipegs dismal start is its anemic offence, which is last in the league in points scored and second-last in net yards with Hall, veteran Buck Pierce and Justin Goltz all having started. That led to the dismissal of Crowton, who came to Winnipeg in 2012 with no previous CFL coaching experience. By contrast, Bellefeuille has extensive experience at the CIS and CFL levels and Hall said his new offensive co-ordinator has helped him break downn an opposing defence. [url=]Korey Toomer 49ers Jersey[/url]. “Hes just smart, and he makes things make sense,” Hall said. “Hes really good at helping me understand the defences and what coverage theyre in, and that kind of dictates where I go with the ball. “So if anything hes really helping me with my reads and helping me understand the defence.” Winnipeg is desperate for a win, its only victory coming in week 2 against Montreal. Hamilton can get to .500 and reclaim sole possession of second in the East Division with a win. Hamilton also started poorly but is looking for its third straight win. Two of its three victories this year have come against Winnipeg. Ticats head coach Kent Austin acknowledged this Bombers squad will be a different one with Bellefeuille running the offence. “Weve done our due diligence with respect to Marcel, but Im sure hell have some new wrinkles for us like we will for them,” he said. While a .500 record would be respectable, getting to that level is of little significance for Austin. “Theres a psychological benefit to just winning, doesnt matter what your record is at the time,” he said. “The most important thing is focusing on the current game and making sure that we play better than the week before. “We dont highlight on things like out record or somebody elses record. We highlight the tangible aspects of this game that things we need to improve on in order to have an opportunity to win.” While Hamilton won last weeks game handily, Winnipeg was solid on special teams, particularly on coverage of kick and punt returns. 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