Hellebuyck stopped 11 shots in the third as Winnipeg was outshot 12-2 in the final period.
Connor opened the scoring 7:10 into the first. Mark Scheifele tipped defenseman Tyler Myers’ shot from the point and the puck fell right to Connor. The line of Connor, Scheifele and Blake Wheeler have accounted for five goals in the past two games.
Minnesota F Nino Niederreiter returned to the lineup after missing six games with a left high ankle sprain. He assisted on Kunin’s goal for his point in four games this year. . Winnipeg F Adam Lowry (upper-body injury) practiced with the team during Tuesday’s morning skate and coach Paul Maurice left open the possibility he could return on Saturday against Montreal after missing seven games. . The Jets are 15 for 16 on the penalty kill in their last four games and 27 for 31 in past eight games after giving up four power-play goals in the first two games.
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Gruden said the team will look into possible scenarios to help players better prepare and take care of their bodies. But when he rattled off the injuries, Gruden made the point that they’re not related to strength and conditioning. Most of the players, he said, were hurt within the course of a game.
Florida State, which hosts Syracuse on Saturday, is off to its worst start since 1976 after a 35-3 loss at Boston College last Friday.
It’s like a nightmare, for real. I’ve never lost this much, Pugh said. We’ve got to win and hopefully get ourselves to a bowl game.
[The Lions] gave us a coverage where the safety split wide, kind of a 22 man. And JuJu had something similar to that earlier in the game, and he tried to kinda juke the guy and then give him an out move and then go up, Roethlisberger said. I told him, I said, ‘Listen, next time you get that look, if it’s a 22-type man, beat ’em with speed. Just get down there.’ And that’s what he did. And I threw it over the top, and I told him, I didn’t know he had that much speed. He said he didn’t either.
Offensive tackle Joe Staley exited the game after suffering a broken orbital bone and needing stitches, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The 49ers announced that Staley will stay in Philadelphia overnight, as his evaluation won’t be finished before the team’s flight takes off, and is expected to return to the Bay Area on Monday.
New England Patriots offensive tackle Marcus Cannon injured his ankle against the Los Angeles Chargers. Receiver Chris Hogan exited the game after suffering a shoulder injury late in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Mike Remmers suffered a concussion during the first half of the team’s win over the Cleveland Browns.
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman played against the Dallas Cowboys after missing multiple weeks with a rib injury. Tight end Niles Paul was ruled out after sustaining a concussion. Tight end Jordan Reed did not return after suffering a hamstring injury. Offensive lineman Shawn Lauvao was evaluated for a stinger and did not return. Safety Stefan McClure did not return with a hamstring injury.
LeSean McCoy burned the Jets once already this season. In Week 1, the tailback ran for 110 yards on 22 carries and caught five balls for 49 yards in a 21-12 win over Gang Green. He’s been hot lately as well, totaling 91 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries against Tampa Bay in Week 7 and 151 rushing yards and a score on 27 carries last week. The Jets rank No. 27 in the league in rushing defense, coughing up an average of 128.2 ground yards per game. This could be another big performance for the veteran tailback at MetLife Stadium.
Robby Anderson is quietly becoming a go-to guy for Josh McCown. His six catches last week were a season high and his 104 yards were a career high. He has touchdowns in his last two games as well. The Bills have been very good in the secondary this season, with safety Micah Hyde leading the league in picks with five and cornerback Tre’Davious White playing at a Defensive Rookie of the Year level. Who will bend first in the matchup?
Michigan State’s top challengers this season look like they’ll come from a pool of teams that return at least one star, if not most of the starting lineup. Minnesota’s depth still has to prove it can take a legitimate swing at a conference title.
Over that four-game stretch, Arizona averaged 48.8 points per game, with the high-water mark, 58 points, coming against a Washington State defense that held USC to 27 on Sept. 29. The change in offensive efficiency also changed Arizona’s fortunes in the Pac-12 race. The Wildcats, projected for a second straight last-place finish in the South division, now plays USC for the division lead.
In this one, there is a big-time atmosphere, Rodriguez said. It’s against a really good football team, one of the most talented teams in the county. There’s a lot at stake.