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  1. SAN JOSE [url=http://www.ducksshoponline.com/authentic-andrew-cogliano-jersey]Womens Andrew Cogliano Jersey[/url] , Calif. (AP) Joe Thornton talked to several teams last summer when he made his first trip to the free-agent market before ultimately deciding to return to San Jose on a one-year deal.This time there was never any doubt.”Obviously there were some teams calling, but I told my agent/brother let’s keep it quiet this year, I want to go back to San Jose,” Thornton said Monday. ”Obviously talking to you guys at the end of the year that’s no secret. I feel this team is just getting better and better. … Our window is always open it seems in San Jose, and it’s a good feeling.”Thornton signed a one-year, $5 million contract on his 39th birthday, taking a $3 million pay cut from the previous year to help make sure the Sharks have the room to add other top players. Thornton had been willing to take even less had John Tavares decided to take San Jose’s offer instead of signing a $77 million, seven-year deal with Toronto on Sunday.But Thornton still believes strongly in the group that general manager Doug Wilson, coach Peter DeBoer and owner Hasso Plattner have put together and feels the pieces are in place for that elusive Stanley Cup run.”It would have been nice to get Johnny, but I think if you look at our team still, Doug and Hasso and Pete, they’ve allowed us to compete every year, and I think there’s no difference again this year,” Thornton said. ”We’re going to compete for a Cup. But yeah [url=http://www.ducksshoponline.com/authentic-brandon-montour-jersey]Brandon Montour Jersey Kids[/url] , I was going to be flexible and will always try to help out the franchise in that way.”The Sharks also locked up restricted free agent forward Tomas Hertl with a $22.5 million, four-year deal on Monday that buys out the first two years of unrestricted free agency.Hertl took on a bigger role last season after Thornton went down with a season-ending right knee injury Jan. 23. Thornton had torn the ACL and MCL in his left knee the previous season but said he’s ahead of where he was at this point last summer and expects to be 100 percent at the start of training camp.Thornton started slowly last season while recovering from knee surgery but was back near his top form by the end of November. He had 11 goals and 15 assists in his final 28 games before the injury.”I’ve never seen anybody train like this. You look at his birth certificate and it says a number there. But he’s childlike when it comes for his passion and love for the game,” Wilson said. ”He’s had so much time now and was so close to playing that I t6hink he’ll come back way ahead of where he was last year.”Thornton has been the face of the franchise in San Jose since arriving in 2005, helping the team reach three Western Conference finals and one trip the Stanley Cup Final in 2016.He ranks 12th in NHL history with 1,030 assists and is 16th with 1,427 points. With seven more games, Thornton will become the 19th player to reach the 1,500-game mark for a career.The 24-year-old Hertl is just coming into his own after being slowed by knee injuries early in his career. He had a career-high 22 goals to go along with 44 assists this past season and was strong on both ends of the ice.Hertl was even better come playoff time with six goals and three assists in 10 games. He also won 57.7 percent of his faceoffs. The Sharks are counting on more of that kind of play in the future.”I just think his best hockey is ahead of him,” Wilson said. ”He truly wants to be a great player. Watching him in the playoffs this year, I think everybody saw him take that step that not only we expected but he expected of himself.”The Sharks still have one more restricted free agent to sign in forward Chris Tierney.—AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno contributed to this story— The Montreal Canadiens will be looking for their third win a row over the Ottawa Senators when the teams conclude their season series Saturday at Bell Centre.After losing their first meeting Oct. 20 in Ottawa 4-3 in overtime, the Canadiens (16-11-5) defeated the Senators in a home-and-home series Dec. 4-6 by the same 5-2 score.The Canadiens are coming off a 6-4 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Bell Centre on Thursday and hold the second wild card position in the Eastern Conference. The win came after the Canadiens most lop-sided loss of the season, 7-1 against the Minnesota Wild as they wrapped up a week-long road trip Tuesday.Article continues below ...“We wanted to bounce back from that loss in Minnesota and I think we did that by playing a solid game altogether,” Canadiens goaltender Carey Price told montrealcanadiens.com. “I thought that we played a good game. We skated well. Things opened up a bit in third, but you have to keep in mind that the guys have traveled a lot this week.”The Senators will have to be wary of the offense the Canadiens are getting from their blue line. Veteran Jeff Petry had two goals in the win against the Hurricanes and has seven points in his past six games. Captain Shea Weber [url=http://www.ducksshoponline.com/authentic-cam-fowler-jersey]Womens Cam Fowler Jersey[/url] , who made his season debut Nov. 27 after off-season ankle and knee surgery, has three goals and three assists in eight games.“I was getting tired of hitting posts,” Petry told the team’s website. “Sometimes you can put too much pressure on yourself to produce, but I knew that eventually they would start going in.”The Senators will be looking to win two games in a row on the road for the first time this season after they defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 in the Motor City on Friday. The win was the Senators fourth on the road this season (4-10-1), one more than the New Jersey Devils, who have the fewest wins on the road in the NHL this season.“This was a good one because it was on the road,” Senators coach Guy Boucher said, according to the Senators Twitter account. “It looked a lot like what we do at home. A lot of it is because guys are maturing … tonight we didn’t fade away. They had a pushback, but we had a pushback after that.”Forward Chris Tierney, who had one goal in his previous 27 games, scored twice against the Red Wings. Craig Anderson made 26 saves against the Red Wings.“I thought it was a pretty complete game for us. I thought from start to finish we did an outstanding job in all three zones,” Anderson told the Ottawa Sun. “I thought our D did a great job; the battle in our defensive zone was great just boxing guys out.“That’s what you need to do to have success.”Anderson will get a break Saturday as backup goaltender Mike McKenna will start against the Canadiens. McKenna, 35, has earned three out of four points for the Senators in his past two starts [url=http://www.ducksshoponline.com/authentic-corey-perry-jersey]Corey Perry Jersey[/url] , a win against the Philadelphia Flyers on the road Nov. 27 and an overtime loss to the Boston Bruins in Ottawa last Sunday.The Senators, who have been missing forwards Matt Duchene and Jean-Gabriel Pageau and defensemen Dylan DeMelo, Mark Borowiecki and Christian Jaros, had veteran forward Bobby Ryan back in the lineup against the Red Wings. He missed three games with a concussion he sustained against the Canadiens a week ago Thursday.The Senators could get some more help Saturday against the Canadiens with Jaros close to returning.“I’m praying every day and I’m lighting up all kinds of candles,” Boucher told the Ottawa Sun. “I get ready for the worst, I get ready for, ‘No,’ and if there’s one, two or three (players returning), but three is dreaming a little bit.“If we get one (back), that would be big. We had six regulars missing before Bobby came back. He’s back and now we’ve got five (players out). Getting one less (Saturday) is huge for our lineup and for our situation it’s gigantic, so hopefully we get one back.”

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