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ST. Marshawn Lynch Raiders Jersey . LOUIS - Alexander Steen returned to the ice and looked as though he hadnt missed a beat.After sitting out two games with a lower-body injury, Steen scored two goals, and Jake Allen made 25 saves in the St. Louis Blues 6-3 win over the suddenly slumping New York Islanders on Thursday night.Steen has 18 points in 17 career games against the Islanders.Hes such a skilled player, Allen said of Steen. Hes such a workhorse leader for us. He can do it all. It just goes to show how good of a player he actually is. Hes an underrated player in the league, but we know how valuable he is to our team.Steens goal at 4:34 of the third period broke a 2-2 tie. T.J. Oshie started the play by ripping a shot down the right side. The rebound off goalie Jaroslav Halaks pad went to Steen, who scored his seventh of the season.I was shooting for a rebound there, Oshie said. I tried high blocker once and I dont know if Id tried five-hole already, but I figured Id shoot for a rebound. I saw the guys coming from the weak side, and luckily Steener was there.Oshie and Paul Stastny added insurance goals at 15:47 and 17:48.Kyle Okposo scored his sixth goal for New York at 18:16, before Jaden Schwartz ended any hopes of an Islanders comeback with an empty-net goal at 18:56.After surrendering just four goals during a three game winning streak, the Islanders have given up 17 during their skid — including six twice to the Blues.Well give up five a night if we keep mismanaging the puck, Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. Theyll figure it out sooner or later, and if not they wont be in the lineup.Allen, in his first action since being replaced by Martin Brodeur in the Blues first meeting with the Islanders last Saturday, turned away five of six shots in the third period after coughing up a two-goal lead late in the second.It was a far cry from Allens first outing against the Islanders when the rookie was pulled after giving up three goals on just 12 shots in the opening period.I wanted to just get back on track, Allen said. Just to feel good about myself again. I felt very in control tonight and kept the game simple.Steen scored his sixth of the season on the power play at 5:58 in the first period to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.Barret Jackman doubled the lead at 14:18. Jackmans slap shot from the top of the circle was his first goal since Jan. 20 against Detroit.The Islanders tied it with a pair of goals late in the second period.John Tavares scored his 12th goal of the season at 16:03 to put the Islanders on the board. Mikhail Grabovskis unassisted goal at 19:55 tied it.It was the second time in two games that the Blues struggled in the second period. St. Louis gave up 14 shots to the Islanders after surrendering 18 to Florida on Monday.Tonights game is a microcosm of our season, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. Weve got great spirit, which is stuff you love, but understanding and managing the game the right way, I think its important for us to figure out.Halak, questionable before the game due to an upper-body injury, was shaken up midway through the first period after taking David Backes shot in the mask. Halak stayed in the game and finished with 27 saves.Halak, playing for the first time in St. Louis since being traded last season, refused to talk to reporters after the game.Jaro probably wanted this game and we wanted to get it for him, Islanders centre Brock Nelson said. We werent able to do the job and its tough when that happens.NOTES: After scoring key goals in the Blues win over Florida on Monday, Ian Cole and Chris Porter were scratched along with Magnus Paajarvi. ... Blues D Jay Bouwmeester returned to the lineup after missing eight games. ... Griffin Reinhart, Josh Bailey and Cory Conacher were scratched for the Islanders. Eddie Vanderdoes Womens Jersey . The Detroit Tigers star had microfracture surgery Friday to repair the medial and lateral meniscus in his left knee. "I dont want to say it was a surprise," team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said. Gareon Conley Youth Jersey . -- Mike Shanahan gave Robert Griffin III a rest, and may have turned up the pressure on himself, too.Newcastles high number of foreign players may weaken their chances in Sundays relegation derby against Sunderland, according to former Magpies goalkeeper Shay Given. The two sides head into the 153rd Tyne-Wear derby at St James Park, live on Sky Sports 1 HD, knowing a victory could significantly improve their chances of avoiding relegation.Sunderland sit just above the relegation zone on 25 points, ahead of Norwich on goal difference, with Newcastle one point behind in 19th position. Given, who made 354 appearances for Newcastle between 1996 and 2009, knows all about the passion and rivalry that the fixture guarantees, but is worried the clubs foreign players may not be able to deliver the result that new manager Rafa Benitez desperately needs.Speaking on Sky Sports Now, Given said: My only concern is that there are a lot of foreign players at Newcastle now. Emmanuel Riviere battles against Bournemouths Steve Cook during the Magpies 3-1 defeat Sometimes you question whether  they know what it means to play in such a big game as this - what it means to the fans, what it means for them going back to work on the Monday morning?Youd like to think Benitez can get that message across. Newcastle forward Aleksandar Mitrovic is one player who has not yet had the hoped-for impact He added: Its a tense occasion. Its huge for the fans, wanting to win this game more than any other game but if you asked any Sunderland fan or Newcastle fan this week would you take a loss at the weekend and stay up, they would probably do that.Its definitely a six-pointer, theyre both in the relegation fight and its going to be so close who stays up. Marshawn Lynch Womens Jersey. It looks like Aston Villa have gone, and that its between Norwich, Newcastle and Sunderland [for the other relegation places] so it looks as if one of the two big ones from the north-east are going to go down. This game at the weekend is monumental. Rafael Benitez took charge of his first Newcastle game against Leicester Its not just a normal game, its not just another Premier League game, its a very special occasion. You can cut the tension with a knife beforehand.Sunderland have won the last six Tyne-Wear derbies, while Newcastle are enduring a run of failing to score in the past four matches against their local rivals.Eight points adrift of Newcastle is another one of Givens former clubs, Aston Villa, who have managed to record just three league victories all season and the 39-year-old has deep concerns for Remi Gardes side ahead of their trip to Swansea on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD. Its bleak reading when you see the Premier League table relegation fight at the bottom and theyre so far adrift, Given said.Randy Lerner invested I think £50m in the summer, thats a huge investment. The biggest problem is the players they brought in dont seem to be up to the standard of the Premier League. Theyre sometimes good players in the French leagues or the Dutch leagues but its a big step up to the Premier League and personally I felt they should have signed more Premier League experienced players in the summer - who know the league and know what it takes to stay in the division. Also See: Clark: Biggest derby ever Benitez focused on positives Rafa v Premier League Relegation run-in predictions Cheap NFL JerseysCheap 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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