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(SportsNetwork. Marlins Drew Steckenrider Jersey .com) - The Washington Capitals will try to avoid their longest losing streak in over two months when they welcome the Edmonton Oilers for Tuesdays clash at Verizon Center. The Capitals had been rolling before dropping a pair of close regulation decisions in their last two trips to the ice. Washington fell Friday in Nashville by a 4-3 score in head coach Barry Trotzs return to the Music City and then lost 5-4 the following night in Dallas. Washington lost consecutive tilts for the first time since falling to Toronto and Vancouver on Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, respectively. The Caps havent lost three straight since a season-high five-game slide (0-4-1) from Oct. 26-Nov 4. Even with the two setbacks over the weekend, the Capitals are still 14-3-4 over their last 21 games. They enter Tuesday tied with the New York Rangers at 56 points, but the Rangers currently are holding onto the Metropolitan Divisions third and final automatic playoff bud thanks to the tiebreaker. Washington is two points ahead of Boston for the first of the Eastern Conferences two wild card spots. One night after Washington failed to give its head coach a win against his former team, the Caps fell 5-4 to the Stars. Washington rallied to make a game of it after falling behind by three goals, but in the end the Caps were unable to grab even a point. Washington had trailed 3-0, but scored twice in the second period and tied the game just 21 seconds into the third when Alex Ovechkin switched to the forehand on a breakaway and snapped it in for his 25th of the year. The Stars, though, took the lead back three minutes later, as a John Klingberg wrister from the right wing was tipped to the left side by Ryan Garbutt. Antoine Roussel was there to snap it in for a 4-3 lead. Just 16 seconds later, Jamie Benn gave the Stars some breathing room after Tyler Seguins pass from the right wing missed its intended target and went to the left wing where Benn wrister it home. Nicklas Backstrom completed the scoring when he made it a 5-4 game for the Caps with 3:26 left, but Washington was unable to record the equalizer. Eric Fehr and Andre Burakovsky lit the lamp in the second period for the Capitals, while backup goaltender Justin Peters allowed all five goals on 26 shots. Obviously we dug ourselves a hole, said Washington coach Barry Trotz. I thought we were better as the game went on. ... I thought there was good resiliency. We had a lot of push, a lot of chances and they had a good response. Braden Holtby had started 21 straight games for the Caps before Peters gave him a breather on Saturday. Holtby will be back between the pipes tonight and owns a 3-1-0 record and 1.51 goals against average in his career against Edmonton. Tonights test marks the final game before the All-Star break for both Washington and the Oilers. While the Caps hope to avoid entering the hiatus on a three-game slide, Edmonton aims to secure its first set of consecutive wins since early November. The Oilers, who are tied with Buffalo for last in the NHL standings with 31 points, had lost three straight in regulation before posting a shootout win Saturday against the Florida Panthers. The 3-2 win also halted Edmontons epic franchise-record road skid at 14 games. Nail Yakupov scored the lone goal of the shootout to give Edmonton its first victory away from Rexall Place since downing the New York Rangers on Nov. 9. That win over the Rangers also marked the last time the Oilers had won two in a row, as Edmonton had picked up a win in Buffalo two days before beating New York. Viktor Fasth made 35 saves on 37 shots in regulation and overtime play to help Edmonton halt the 0-8-6 slide as the guest. Matt Hendricks tied the game in the third with a short-handed goal and Jordan Eberle also scored for the Oilers, who improved to 3-12-7 on the road this season. We all worked really hard today, so it felt good to get this win here on the road, Fasth said. Edmonton, however, may find it difficult to add another road win tonight in D.C., where it has lost eight of its past nine games. Washington is 19-4-1 with a tie in its last 25 games against the Oilers in the nations capital. The clubs have split the last four meetings overall. Marlins Drew Rucinski Jersey . - Veteran Kings defenceman Robyn Regehr, sidelined since Game 1 of the Anaheim series, says hes close to returning. Marlins Jose Urena Jersey .C. United on Saturday night and boost the Unions playoff hopes. Nick DeLeon scored in the 36th minute for United (3-23-6), which had ample opportunities to build on its lead but went its 10th straight match without a victory. MILAN, Italy -- AC Milan got off to a great start under new coach Filippo Inzaghi as it eased to a 3-1 win over Lazio in its Serie A opener on Sunday. Goals from Keisuke Honda and Sulley Muntari and a penalty from Jeremy Menez gave Milan a comfortable lead before Lazio pulled one back with an own goal from new Rossoneri signing Alex. New Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez saved Antonio Candrevas penalty in stoppage time. It was a convincing performance from Milan, which showed how little it missed star striker Mario Balotelli, who moved to Liverpool last week. Balotellis replacement, Fernando Torres, was watching in the stands at San Siro after completing his two-year loan move from Chelsea. "Im happy, I saw a good spirit," Inzaghi said. "We have to improve our game but the team is coming off the back of a difficult season. Results like this are good for them. I hope we can be the surprise of the season." Inter Milans new signing Nemanja Vidic had a less than impressive Serie A debut as he gave away a penalty and was sent off in stoppage time in his sides 0-0 draw at Torino. Jonathan de Guzman had a better debut as his last-gasp goal saw Napoli snatch a late 2-1 win at Genoa, while 10-man Sampdoria also scored late to draw 1-1 against newly promoted-Palermo. Andrea Stramaccioni got off to a winning start at Udinese with a 2-0 win over promoted side Empoli -- with veteran striker Antonio Di Natale scoring twice -- while new Cagliari coach Zdenek Zeman drew 1-1 at Sassuolo. Elsewhere it was: Atalanta 0, Hellas Verona 0; and Cesena 1, Parma 0. It was Inzaghis debut as first team coach after he was promoted from the clubs youth sector, replacing another former Milan great, Clarence Seedorf. The 41-year-old had the perfect start as Milan took the lead with less than seven minutes on the clock. Stephan El Shaarawy burst down the left flank with a brilliant run before putting a delightful ball into the area for an unmarked Honda to slot past Lazio goalkeeper Etrit Berisha. More poor Lazio defending allowed Milan to double its lead in the 56th minute. There were four Lazio defenders surrounding Muntari in the box, but they alll failed to pick him up as he volleyed home Ignazio Abates cross. Marlins Miguel Rojas Jersey. Milan further extended its advantage shortly after the hour mark when Menez was brought down by Stefan de Vrij. Menez, who had been signed from Paris Saint-Germain in the off-season, notched a debut goal with a perfectly placed penalty into the bottom left corner. Lazio got one back minutes later in chaotic circumstances as Alex got the final touch on Candrevas cross toward Filip Djordjevic. It almost grabbed another consolation deep into stoppage time when Candreva was brought down by Abate, but Lopez saved the resulting penalty. In Genoa, Napoli was keen to get its Serie A campaign off to a good start after its Champions League playoff defeat to Athletic Bilbao. Jose Callejon gave it the lead in the third minute when he volleyed home Gonzalo Higuains cross to the far post. Genoa pressed hard for the equalizer and found it five minutes from halftime when Mauricio Pinilla -- who had been denied several times by Napoli goalkeeper Rafael -- headed in Giovanni Marcheses cross. Napoli seemed to be heading for a draw before De Guzman netted in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Torino went close to taking the lead when it was awarded a penalty after Vidic brought down Fabio Quagliarella. However, Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic is known for his skill at saving penalties and he kept out Marcelo Larrondos spot kick. Vidic was sent off in stoppage time for sarcastically applauding the referee. "It definitely wasnt a penalty," Inter coach Walter Mazzarri said. "We should have had one that was a lot clearer. The referee committed a blunder with Vidic. As they do in England, Vidic applauded a foul that was signalled and the referee interpreted it badly. Its an absurd red card." Di Natale had said in the off-season he wanted to break the 200-goal mark for Udinese in Serie A and he got his campaign off to a great start with a double at home against his former team Empoli to take his tally to 195 topflight goals. There are only seven players who have scored more Serie A goals than Di Natale, who is in his 11th season at Udinese. cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseys cheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseys cheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseyscheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ' ' '