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ST. Cheap Heat Jerseys China . PAUL, Minn. -- Chris Stewart brought his usual energy in his return to the Wilds home ice, and new recruit Eric Staal finished Minnesotas comeback in its home opener.Stewart had a goal, an assist and finished his second period with a fight, while Staal got his first goal with his new team to help the Wild overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Saturday night.Stewart scored to start the comeback and assisted on Matt Dumbas power-play goal that tied it, then Staal capped the three-goal second period to lead 3-2.I have high praise for Stew and what he does, Dumba said. Tonight, he showed why hes so valuable. He contributed lots and really got this ball rolling.Stewart was known for his exuberance when he arrived in Minnesota via trade in 2015 and helped the Wild to the Western Conference semifinals. Stewart played 56 games for new Wild coach Bruce Boudreau in Anaheim last season, scoring eight goals with 12 assists.The big forwards shot from left of the crease deflected off Ehlers skate and crossed the line before goalie Michael Hutchinson swiped the puck away. After a quick review, the officials call stood as a good goal.Stewart also fought Chris Thorburn in the final minutes of the second period.Thats one of the main reasons I was brought in here and Im just doing my job, Stewart said of providing a spark.Devan Dubnyk made 14 saves for Minnesota, which is now 14-0-2 in its home openers at the Xcel Energy Center. Jonas Brodin added a goal for the Wild.Nikolaj Ehlers, Blake Wheeler and Mark Schiefele scored for Winnipeg. Hutchinson stopped 27 shots.Maybe subconsciously, Wheeler said of letting up after scoring twice in the final 71 seconds of the first period. It didnt feel that way in the room and it didnt feel that way on the bench, but maybe we were a little bit casual, feeling good about ourselves. But from what we were talking about in here and on the bench, it didnt seem that way.Minnesota dropped its opener under Boudreau at St. Louis on Thursday and was booed off the home ice following the first period Saturday after Wheeler tipped home a shot from Dustin Byfuglien with 2.6 seconds left.The Wild came out stronger in the second and outshot Winnipeg 12-2 in the period.Mistakes were made, it was obvious, Staal said. But there was choice words by Bruce, I guess you could say, but they were the right things said. I think everybody knew that if we got to our game and got on our toes a little bit more that we would feel the momentum shift, and it did.Schiefeles goal with 18.7 seconds left stood after a video review determined Mathieu Perrault didnt cause goaltender interference after crashing into Dubnyk.All things open up after chaos gets created and we didnt create enough chaos in the offensive zone to create some of the plays we were looking for, Jets coach Paul Maurice said.Game notes Jets F Bryan Little missed the game with a lower body injury sustained in the season opener. Coach Paul Maurice told reporters the injury doesnt require surgery, but Little is out indefinitely. ... With Little out, Maurice shuffled his lines and No. 2 overall draft pick Patrik Laine was on the first line after scoring in his NHL debut. Laine played with Schiefele and captain Blake Wheeler. Alexander Burmistrov took Littles spot in the lineup and centered the third line. ... The Wild will honor Jacob Wetterling, the 11-year-old boy abducted from nearby St. Joseph in 1989, and the Wetterling family during their first three home games. The Wild players will wear Wetterlings No. 11 on their helmets during the first three home games. Zach Parise and his wife, Alicia, also announced an $11,000 donation to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.UP NEXT:Jets: Winnipeg returns home on Monday against Boston.Wild: Minnesota continues its three-game homestand Tuesday against Los Angeles. Cheap Heat Jerseys Authentic . -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, a day after he was suspended for an NFL substance-abuse policy violation. Cheap Heat Jerseys . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. . The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in the CFLs championship game. Go inside the numbers and matchups that will decide Saturday nights game, and then vote for which team will win at the bottom of the page.What we learned in the division seriesThat maybe using five relief pitchers in one inning isnt a good idea against these teams. The Dodgers won all three of their games by one run and the Cubs twice beat the Giants by one run. We have two managers who love to use their benches and arent afraid to empty their bullpens, so this series could be another late-inning chess match, at least until you get to closers Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman. Note that the Cubs hit just .200/.247/.350 against the Giants, with pitchers driving in six of their 17 runs and seven of the runs coming against the San Francisco bullpen. The Cubs will not only have home-field advantage, but the advantage of lining up their rotation with plenty of rest while the Dodgers will be scrambling after Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill both pitched in Game 5 on Thursday.?-- David SchoenfieldInside the pitching matchupWhen Kenta Maeda is on the mound: The 28-year-old rookie from Japan had a solid season, going 16-11 with a 3.48 ERA, although he was better in the first half (2.95 ERA) than the second (4.25). The Dodgers kept him on a tight leash down the stretch as he faced more than 24 batters just once in the second half and went five innings or fewer in seven of his final 10 starts. He followed that up by lasting just three innings in his start in the division series. He struggled out of the gate, throwing 28 pitches in the first inning.Maedas approach is that of a conventional U.S. pitcher, as he doesnt have a splitter like a lot of Japanese hurlers. He throws his fastball about 43 percent of the time, mostly a four-seamer, and adds a slider, curveball and changeup. The slider is his best wipeout pitch as batters hit just .176 against it, a key reason he had a large platoon split as left-handed batters had a .730 OPS versus .580 for righties. For some reason, he went to more fastballs against the Nationals, with right-handed batters Trea Turner, Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon all getting hits off the fastball, including Rendon homering on a 2-2 pitch.The Cubs will be able to line up four left-handed hitters against Maeda, so hell need his changeup to be an effective pitch. He actually threw the curveball more on the season than the changeup, but it wasnt a good pitch for him (.398 average allowed). Given that Maeda hasnt been going deep into games, Dave Roberts will likely have to empty his bullpen in this game. -- SchoenfieldWhen Jon Lester is on the mound: Lesters late surge made him a strong Cy Young contender, as he went 9-1 with 1 .46 ERA over his final 12 starts, and then threw eight scoreless innings against the Giants, throwing an efficient 86 pitches. The Dodgers were the worst-hitting team in the majors against left-handed pitching, so its not a surprise that Lester faced the Dodgers twice and allowed just one run and seven hits in 15 innings.Lester has made a notable change in his approach, throwing his fastball more than ever. He threw it 60 percent of the time (and 69 percent against the Giatns), when he was under 50 percent two years ago. Lester has maintained his velocity pretty well throughout the years and at 32 still averaged 92.0 mph with his fastball, a tick above-average for a left-hander. The feeling was Lester had fallen in love too much with his cutter, although it has remained an effective pitch as batters hit just .212/.268/.302 against it. He still throws that about 20 percent of the time.His curveball has become a two-strike wipeout pitch, with a K rate above 50 percent and batters hit .092 against it in 96 plate appearances ending with the pitch. He doesnt throw it a lot -- about 10 per game -- but look for him to use it with two strikes against right-handers. Lester allowed 28 stolen bases (although runners were caught 13 times against him), but the Dodgers dont run much with just 45 steals (Howie Kendrick led the team with 10). -- SchoenfieldPlayer in the spotlightJustin Turner. The Dodgers third baseman had a monster division sseries, hitting . Cheap NBA Jerseys. 400/.591/.733. He actually had a huge reverse platoon this year, with a .919 OPS against righties and .640 against lefties (and had one last year as well).?-- SchoenfieldWhat will decide Saturday nights gameThe series could hinge on the Dodgers ability to capitalize when they get runners in scoring position. The Cubs sported the best OBP allowed in baseball with runners in scoring position, while the Dodgers batters ranked just 24th in OBP in similar situations. If the Dodgers cannot convert with runners in scoring position, theyll have to rely on their pitchers to hold down the third-best offense in baseball (5.0 runs per game) to keep them in the game.-- Daniel McCarthy, ESPN Stats & InfoDid You Know?Only one Japanese pitcher has recorded a win in Game 1 of a playoff series: Daisuke Matsuzaka won Game 1 of the 2008 ALCS against the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching seven innings of scoreless baseball in a 2-0 victory.-- Daniel McCarthy, ESPN Stats & InfoNLCS Betting GuideLos Angeles Dodgers (+190) vs. Chicago Cubs (-210)Joe Peta: For the second year in a row, Ive made it through both wild-card games and all four of the division series matchups with a perfect bracket. I got derailed last year in this very spot -- the NLCS -- and the Mets victory over the Cubs turned out to be the only blemish on the card. If the Cubs can get past their 71-year curse to win a pennant, I can get over my 365-day one as well. Lets look at why that will happen for both of us through the lens of one skill set, opponents contact rate.With a roughly 97 percent probability, the Cubs were three outs away from a scenario -- winner-take-all game against Johnny Cueto -- that would have caused enormous angst for the fan base. It nearly happened, because in the two games in San Francisco, the Giants put 67 balls into play in the largest normal-altitude field in the majors. The latter fact is relevant because, although its counterintuitive, the larger the field, the more defensive excellence is marginalized, and, of course, the Cubs had a historically great defense this year. The Giants struck out less than any team in the NL this year -- a whopping 2.1 percent less than the second-best club, the Miami Marlins. The Dodgers were 11th, and the Giants were so elite, Los Angeles was closer to Miamis strikeout rate than the Giants were.Click here for more.Choosing sides: Who will win?? Just like the last round, every run in the NLCS will be as precious as antimatter. That means homers might decide a few of these games, as tends to happen this time of year. Jon Lester hasnt been allowing homers and if he can work around Justin Turner, he should negate the Dodgers lefty power. I like the Cubs in Game 1. -- Brad Doolittle Jon Lester has thrown 15 innings against the Dodgers this year with just one runner crossing the plate. Theres no reason not to think that trend continues against a team that struggled all year long against left handed pitching. And Lester is no normal lefty. Hes on top of his game and will shut the Dodgers down again to propel the Cubs to a 1-0 series lead. -- Jesse RogersThe Dodgers will roll into the Windy City with momentum, but a rested Cubs team figures to be too much to handle. The Dodgers have a chance if Kenta Maeda can use his off-speed stuff to precision and take advantage of an aggressive Cubs offense, but rekindling the magic of Game 5 in the NLDS will prove difficult. -- Doug PadillaWhere the series standsGiven the Dodgers inability to hit lefties, on paper this game certainly favors the Cubs. If Maeda struggles, Roberts will have to decide whether to burn through the bullpen or sacrifice Maeda a bit to help keep the pen fresh for the rest of the series. Plus, you have the concern that Jansen threw 51 pitches on Thursday and will have limited availability. It would seem the Cubs best chance of winning this series is to win the two Lester starts while the Dodgers may have to sweep the Kershaw/Hill games.?--?Schoenfield 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 ' ' '