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TORONTO - Craig Andersons confidence started being rebuilt the moment he found out he was getting another start. cheap nfl jerseys . One night after being pulled just over two minutes into a loss against Buffalo -- the quickest hook in Ottawa Senators history, according to Elias Sports Bureau -- Anderson made 31 saves during a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. It was an important bounce-back performance for the struggling No. 1 netminder. The turning point might have been a discussion between Anderson and coach Paul MacLean in the wake of his quick exit against the Sabres. "Its a huge confidence lift when the coach comes to you and says You werent very good the night before and we need more out of you and you respond," said Anderson. "Its a huge emotional lift knowing that hes got confidence in me and that just makes my confidence go higher and higher." Anderson was thought to be one of the only reasons for optimism with the rebuilding Sens heading into the season, but the team has managed a decent start in spite of some subpar play from him. That wasnt the case against the Maple Leafs, who pressed hard for the equalizer in the third period. "He competed," MacLean said of Anderson. "I thought that our whole team competed better than we did in the previous games. ... We did a good job of defending, didnt give up (many) second opportunities and if we did Craig was there to stop them." Nick Foligno, with two, Sergei Gonchar, Zack Smith and Milan Michalek had goals for Ottawa (8-9-1), which continues its six-game road trip with a swing through Western Canada next week. Tyler Bozak and Joffrey Lupul replied for the Leafs (10-6-1). The fans voiced some displeasure with boos in the third period as Toronto dropped its third straight game at Air Canada Centre. Its been more than a week since the Leafs got a goal from their second, third or fourth line. "To be honest with you, tonight we had only one line and that was the Bozak line," said Leafs coach Ron Wilson. "The (Mikhail) Grabovski line really wasnt a threat. The two wingers didnt have a shot on goal all night. And then we were alternating our third and fourth lines. "I was doing my best to get the Grabovski lines going with a little bit of extra ice time, but it didnt work." The turning point for Ottawa came when it started to take over the special teams battle in the second period. Bozak had given the Leafs a 1-0 lead, but Toronto was unable to extend the advantage during two subsequent power plays. Gonchar tied it 1-1 at 9:11 on a delayed penalty after Kaspars Daugavins found him alone in front and kicked the puck his way. Ben Scrivens was making his fourth start in the last five games for the Leafs and couldnt be faulted when Foligno made it 2-1 with a breakaway goal on a 5-on-3 power play. It was a measure of revenge for Foligno, who scored with gauze hanging out of his nose after taking a high stick from Torontos Philippe Dupuis to create the man advantage situation. "The adrenaline was pumping," said Foligno. Added MacLean: "The hockey gods have a way of evening things out I guess." The Senators got an important insurance goal from Smith just 48 seconds into the third period. He beat Scrivens on an odd-man rush after Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf got caught up ice. Lupul made it 3-2 with a wraparound goal at 17:10 and the Leafs looked poised for a comeback, but Foligno and Michalek each hit the empty net to secure Ottawas first victory since a 3-2 decision over Toronto on Oct. 30. "I think its huge for us because weve had a lot of games weve kind of been close," said Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. "Weve just got to keep pushing ourselves and keep getting better and believe in the process. To get a win, I mean it just validates all of the effort you put in and lifts the confidence level of the team." It also comes at an important juncture of the schedule. Ottawa flew home after the game and was scheduled to board another plane Sunday afternoon for Calgary. Theyll visit the Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins before playing another game at Scotiabank Place. "We just needed to get out of our little slump that we were in," said Anderson. "Its a good start, something to build off of. Youve just got to move forward and continue with the positive things." Notes: Hockey Hall of Fame inductees Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour, Mark Howe and Joe Nieuwendyk were honoured before the game. ... Colton Orr was scratched by the Maple Leafs for the 10th straight game. ... The Senators sat out rookie defenceman David Rundblad. ... Sixteen of 40 players dressed for the game once played in the NCAA. ... Announced attendance was 19,553. cheap jerseys . Oosthuizen, a South Africa native, finished with a 16 under total of 272 at Durban Country Club to wrap up the victory after the Scot narrowly missed a chip on the 18th hole for eagle. cheap china jerseys . "Its been a long time and Ive been wanting to get out there," Oden said after his preseason debut in Miamis 108-95 victory at New Orleans on Wednesday night. http://www.cheapnfljerseysfan.com/ . Matt Watsons goal in the 51st minute was the difference as the Whitecaps edged the University of Victoria Vikes 2-1 in exhibition play Sunday. jerseys from china . The opener of the four-game series was called off after rain began in the afternoon. The wet weather was expected to continue for most of the day, with temperatures in the 30s and 20 mph winds. wholesale nfl jerseys . Michaels Majors to a 5-3 victory over the Owen Sound Attack in a rematch of last years Ontario Hockey League final. NEW ORLEANS -- Saints owner Tom Benson left the NFL meetings Wednesday and headed back to New Orleans, where his teams top brass had major matters to discuss during what could be Sean Paytons last week of work in 2012. Team spokesman Greg Bensel said no decisions had been made on an interim coach after a meeting Tuesday with Bill Parcells. Payton has made it clear he is hoping Parcells can help New Orleans move forward whether he wants to get back into coaching or not. Payton considers Parcells his mentor, and has spoken with him several times since learning last week that the NFL intended to suspend him for all of the coming season -- starting this Sunday --for his role in New Orleans bounty program. Payton said most of those conversations concerned how Parcells might handle a similar situation, not whether he was interested in returning to the sideline in the Big Easy. Yet when asked why Parcells, a finalist for the Hall of Fame this season who turns 71 in August, would make a good fit as interim coach, Payton had some definite ideas. "Hes a great teacher," Payton said Tuesday at the NFL owners meeting in Palm Beach. "Certainly Im biased, having worked with him. But hes a Hall of Fame head coach. And I would also say theres some things probably set up in the framework of our program that would be exactly how he would have set those things up had he been the head coach (in New Orleans) in 06. So theres some carry-over that way." The Saints bounty system overshadowed much of the business discussed at the NFL owners meetings. "Its definitely necessary to mention it," said Ron Rivera, whose Carolina Panthers play the Saints twice a year in the NFC South. "The precedent has been set by the commissioner and they need to understand that and it is not to be broached again. Going forward, we wont have to go over these things again." The Saints are still trying to figure out to regroup from the fallout. It could be a few days before Saints, who are looking to make the playoffs for a fourth straight season, decide on an interim coach. Payton said he has not decided whether to appeal and has until Monday to so, a move that could give him a little more time at work. However, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said he would expedite such an appeal, meaning Paytons suspension might not be delayed for long. Should there be an appeal, the Saints would want to see whether it results in a reduced penalty before deciding whether to look within or outside of the organization for Paytons stand-in. "It would just be considering all options, to be fair and really trying to do our homework on each option before making a decision," Payton said. "Theres a lot of small steps here before we would get to that point of having to make a decision." If Parcells does decide to come to New Orleans, he would take the reins from a coach he hired as an offensive assistant in Dalllas back in 2003. wholesale nfl jerseys. Payton worked under Parcells for three seasons before getting his first shot as a head coach in 2006, when the Saints returned to the city after being displaced for months by Hurricane Katrina. There are also three strong candidates among Saints assistants to take over as interim coach: offensive co-ordinator Pete Carmichael, defensive co-ordinator Steve Spagnuolo and offensive line coach Aaron Kromer. Payton expressed confidence in the abilities of his own assistants to compensate for his absence, but also voiced some misgivings about saddling those coaches with additional responsibilities. "We feel like weve got a number of good candidates" on the staff, Payton said. "The trick then is what it does to affect their roles that they currently have." Payton spent only Tuesday at the NFL meetings and planned to be back at work in New Orleans on Wednesday, trying to tie up as many loose ends as he could in the next few days. "Ive got a lot of to-do things right now specific to football," Payton said. "The off-season calendar, all of that has been laid out already. Everything has been basically planned all the way up to the Hall of Fame game. ... Between now and then, theres a lot of little things that Ill try to make sure we get covered and handed over to our coaches so that they have a pretty good understanding as to what Im looking for." General manager Mickey Loomis will be able to oversee the draft and work up until the season starts. Then he is slated to serve his eight-game suspension for failing to put a stop to the bounty system in a timely way. Assistant head coach Joe Vitt, who also coaches linebackers, is facing a six-game suspension. The NFLs investigation in New Orleans found that Payton initially lied to league investigators about the existence of a bounty and instructed his defensive assistants to do the same. Payton twice apologized for his role in an enterprise that offered payouts for knocking out opponents, saying he takes "full responsibility" for a system that operated for three years under his watch. As many as 27 players also could be sanctioned for their role in the scandal. Payton said he didnt want the scandal to "taint or tarnish" his teams recent success. "Well get through this," he said. "This will be a challenge. ... You know, weve gone through a lot of adversity and weve won a lot of games in really a short window of time. And I know our players are leaders both within the locker room and the coaching staff will look at this as a challenge and a little bit as an opportunity." In addition to the penalties for Payton, Loomis and Vitt, Goodell also fined the Saints $500,000 and took away second-round draft choices in 2012 and 2013. ------ AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner and AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds contributed to this story from Palm Beach, Fla. cheap jerseys ' ' ' 

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