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WASHINGTON — T.J. Oshie is leading the Washington Capitals in goals, but Alex Ovechkin is again leading them into the playoffs.

Ovechkin had a goal and two assists as the NHL-leading Capitals beat the surging Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night and snapped goaltender Brian Elliott’s franchise-record winning streak at 11 games.

While Oshie reaching 30 goals in a season for the first time in a contract year led Ovechkin to proclaim, “Ka-ching,” the Russian superstar was the best player on the ice with 11 shots in one of his most dominant performances in recent months.

“If he’s got 11 shots every game, at least one is going to go in,” said linemate Nicklas Backstrom, whose three assists tied him with Connor McDavid for the league lead with 57. “When he’s forechecking like he is right now and he’s hitting guys, it makes a big difference for the whole team.”

In addition to a season-high 11 shots and a perfect setup on Oshie’s goal, Ovechkin drew a tripping penalty and was feeling the puck all night. It took the top line skating circles around the Flames and generating quality scoring chances to beat Elliott, who kept his team in the game by stopping 36 shots.

“That’s how you have to wear him down is with shots. It’s with net presence,” said former St. Louis Blues teammate Kevin Shattenkirk, who scored his first goal with the Capitals on the power play with 2.9 seconds left in the second period. “We had many moments there where we could’ve just put our heads down and felt sorry for ourselves, but we just kept coming at him.”

Playing his 300th career game, counterpart Braden Holtby celebrated his bobblehead night by making 29 saves for Washington, which reached 102 points and remained one ahead of the Metropolitan Division-rival Pittsburgh Penguins, who clinched a playoff spot by winning in Buffalo.

Sean Monahan and Troy Brouwer — whom the Capitals traded to the Blues for Oshie two summers ago — scored for the Flames in just their fifth loss in 22 games. The defeat certainly doesn’t hang on Elliott, who tied Mike Vernon for the longest winning streak in franchise history before Washington was too much to handle.

“Moose kept us in and we had a chance right at the end to get points out of that game,” Calgary captain Mark Giordano said. “That’s what’s most disappointing, I think.”

While the Flames continue their three-game road trip trying to move into one of the top three spots in the Pacific Division, the Capitals are trying to fend off the Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets for home-ice advantage and first place in the Metropolitan. More performances like this one from the top line of Ovechkin, Backstrom and Oshie will help that cause.

“We try to do our best to be on the same page, our line, and you can see Backy feeling it, Osh feeling it,” said Ovechkin, who scored his 29th of the season and is on the verge of becoming the third player in NHL history with 30 or more goals in each of his first 12 seasons. “I just have fun to play there.”

Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for the Capitals, who improved to 39-7-5 when scoring first — and also scored last thanks to Ovechkin’s power-play goal with 2:51 remaining. Ovechkin has led Washington in goals every season of his career.
“This guy can score a lot of goals,” Oshie said. “Not really my focus to lead the team in goals. My goal is to play good hockey and get wins. I wouldn’t doubt him scoring every game for the rest of the season. ”

Game notes
Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk served the first half of his two-game suspension for elbowing Kings D Drew Doughty in the face Sunday. … Only Hall of Famer Ken Dryden has more wins (193) in his first 300 games than Holtby (186). … Brouwer’s goal was his first point in six games against the Capitals.


Flames: Look to get back on track when they visit the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

Capitals: Host the Blue Jackets on Thursday in a matchup between two of the top three teams in the NHL.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Many of Justin Verlander’s teammates are scattered around the globe, representing their countries in the World Baseball Classic. He likewise was sorely tempted to accept an offer to play for Jim Leyland, but ultimately declined.

Verlander turned 34 in February and is completely focused on getting the Tigers back into the postseason. This would follow his own resurgence in 2016, when he made a lot of people look silly for thinking he had entered an inevitable period of decline.
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Based on the form Verlander showed against the Nationals in Monday’s 3-3, 10-inning tie at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, it sure looks like he’s ready to pick up where he left off, when he led the American League in strikeouts for the fourth time and almost won his second Cy Young Award.
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Rumors about the Tigers possibly trading J.D. Martinez, Ian Kinsler and other veterans with big contracts turned out to be all smoke, no fire. No one was more relieved than Verlander, whose $180 million contract runs through 2019, with an option for ’20.
“Was I worried?” Verlander said. “Yeah. Did it happen? No. Am I happy? Yes.”
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Justin Verlander strikes out two batters over his two scoreless innings of work vs. the Astros, allowing just one hit and one walk
While the Tigers won 86 games last season, they’ve missed the playoffs two straight seasons after a run of four consecutive AL Central titles. General manager Al Avila would like to make his roster younger, but his mandate remains the same as it was before the recent passing of legendary owner Mike Ilitch — to win the Tigers’ first championship since 1984.
Verlander loves having more time to win with a roster that also includes Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Justin Upton and Jordan Zimmermann.
“I don’t want to be part of a team that’s dismantled and you don’t have a chance to win,” Verlander said. “I don’t think that’s fun for anybody involved. I don’t think anybody in baseball wants to dismantle a good team. … [For us], when we came to spring, it’s business at usual. Go back at it and try to win championships.”
As much as anyone else, it was Verlander who brought the World Series to Detroit in 2006, his rookie season, and 11 years later, it still seems that as Verlander goes, so go the Tigers.
“He’s a huge chunk of it,” said Brad Ausmus, who replaced Leyland as the Tigers’ manager in 2014. “He’s still one of the elite pitchers in the game, and pitching wins. Starting pitching takes the bulk of the innings. He’s a big chunk of it.”
This has been a typical Spring Training for Verlander in many ways. He’s been healthy and is dealing, as he did throughout 2016, when his velocity increased every month of the season. He’s back where he was before the downturn in ’14 and ’15, when he dealt with a core muscle issue that required offseason surgery, and a strained triceps, which put him on the disabled list for the first time.
He worked 4 2/3 innings against the Nats, allowing only one hit and one walk. The hit was a bunt single by Adam Eaton that Eaton later apologized for, according to Verlander.
“Broke up my no-no,” he said, smiling.
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Fulmer, Verlander on 2017
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Verlander was uncharacteristically average in 2014, when he pushed himself to rehab from his January core surgery in time to make his seventh straight Opening Day start. His 4.54 ERA that season still looks like a misprint on his player page.
The following season was just as aggravating, after he was sidelined in Spring Training and wound up healing slowly. He didn’t make his first start in 2015 until June 13, and making matters worse was that Max Scherzer had left Detroit to sign with Washington.
But Verlander put all of that behind him with a vintage season a year ago. He was 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA, which was second to Aaron Sanchez in the AL. He also threw 227 2/3 innings, his most in a season since 2012.
What was the difference?
“It was a few things,” Ausmus said. “He was healthy, for one. He had a full offseason regimen with his workouts. He tightened up his slider in-season, which helped. He made a little adjustment on his curveball as well. That helped. He started preparing differently, in terms of looking at statistical information on opposing hitters. All of those factor in.”
While Verlander quietly prepares for the season, Kinsler is playing second base for Leyand’s Team USA squad and Cabrera was playing alongside Victor Martinez and closer Francisco Rodriguez with Venezuela’s World Baseball Classic team.
Ausmus downplays the absence of so many players — 15 at the start of WBC ’17 — but Verlander seems a little bit lonely. He’ll be glad to see his teammates return with their war stories and swag.
“Yeah, it’s difficult,” Verlander said. “On the one hand, we’ve got a bunch of games where we’re just getting our teeth kicked in, and on the other hand we’re not running out hardly anybody. No offense to the guys we’re putting out there, but [there's] not much big league experience and then you’re asked to come in and pitch against these big league lineups. It’s tough to do.”
The Tigers are 4-12 with two ties through 18 games, but Ausmus isn’t worried. The games he’s focused on are against the defending AL champion Indians, who train in Arizona.
Cleveland went 14-4 in the season series last season, ultimately finishing eight games ahead of Detroit.
“They handled us pretty well last year,” Ausmus said. “We’re going to have to handle them back this year if we’re going to make a run at the division. Simple as that. But I think we can. I’m not worried about it.”
Verlander looks great. That’s as good of a place to start as any.

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The New England Patriots have informed linebacker Dont’a Hightower that they won’t use their franchise tag on him, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

Hightower will test the free-agent market, but a source tells Schefter that the Patriots will still try to bring him back.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Hightower has made big-time plays on the game’s biggest stage. His fourth-quarter strip sack of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in Super Bowl LI was cited by head coach Bill Belichick as a game-changing play in the team’s 25-point second-half comeback.

And with 1:06 remaining in Super Bowl XLIX, he tackled running back Marshawn Lynch at the 1-yard line on the play before cornerback Malcolm Butler’s dramatic interception to help the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks.

A 2012 first-round draft choice from Alabama, Hightower was named a Patriots captain for the first time in 2016. He finished the season with 65 tackles, 2.5 sacks and eight quarterback hits.

“He’s a great football player,” Belichick said the day after Super Bowl LI. “A versatile player, inside linebacker, outside linebacker, setting the edge, defensive end in passing situations. It’s very similar to what he did at Alabama and very similar to what Coach [Nick] Saban told me he would do for us: ‘He’ll be on the field for you every down and it’s just a question of where you want to put him.’ He can do all those things. Not only that, High’s smart, he’s tough, he gives us good leadership, and a lot of communication.”

Hightower turns 27 on March 12. He earned $7.751 million in 2016, as the Patriots had picked up the fifth-year option of the five-year contract he had signed as a rookie.

The Patriots have closely managed Hightower’s injury situation in recent seasons, as he has played a full NFL season only once in his career. Hightower played 67.9 percent of the defensive snaps in the 2016 regular season, 54.2 percent in the 2015 regular season and 76.7 percent in the 2014 regular season.

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Mike McCarthy spoke to the media at the NFL Combine on Wednesday and it was the first time since his end-of-season press conference back in January he discussed his team with the masses. And one of the highlights of his press conference was him talking about pending free agent Eddie Lacy.

McCarthy said he wants Lacy back with the team in 2017. The Packers coach even went to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to visit Lacy while he’s rehabbing his ankle.

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“I would love to have Eddie (Lacy) back,” McCarthy said via Rob Demovsky of “He’s working through his rehab at the University of Alabama. Had a chance to visit with him about a week ago. But this is the business phase. We’d like to have all our guys back.”

Lacy injured his ankle during the Packers Week 6 game vs. the Dallas Cowboys and was placed on injured reserve. He finished the 2016 season with 360 rushing yards on 71 carries.

Lacy posted a video on Twitter last week of him rehabbing his ankle as he was running in a pool. Here’s a look at the video.
If the Packers re-sign Lacy, it will likely be a two-year deal worth close to $6 million according to Spotrac.

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Los Angeles weak safety Mark Barron will be across the field from two of his former Alabama teammates when the Rams play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Nothing too unusual about that. Barron has played against 15 Alabama alumni during the 2016 season, most of them former teammates.

The Alabama roll call of Rams’ opponents has included Ed Carpenter, Landon Collins, Marcell Dareus, Quinton Dial, Kenyan Drake, Roman Harper, Dont’a Hightower, Mark Ingram, Cyrus Jones, Cyrus Kouandjio, Evan Mathis, A’Shawn Robinson, Jarran Reed, Anthony Steen and Ed Stinson.

“It is a fraternity, very much so,” Barron told the Orange County Register about the Alabama players in the NFL. “Even if guys go forever without talking, still we understand that we put in a lot of work in those years we spent together. It’s most definitely like a real fraternity. Anything off the field, we’re always there for each other. I think it’s one of those things: If it’s a Bama guy, you know it’s a brotherhood.”

But Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones and defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw are especially close to Barron. All three were members of the Crimson Tide’s 2008 recruiting class, part of the talent turnaround that yielded the BCS national-championship for the 2009 season in the third year for coach Nick Saban at Alabama.

The three players also were All-State selections in 2007 – Barron at St. Paul’s, Jones at Foley and Upshaw at Eufaula – with Jones earning the state’s Mr. Football Award and Upshaw taking the Class 5A Lineman of the Year Award.

Jones left Alabama after three seasons, but Barron and Upshaw played for the Tide’s 2011 BCS championship team, too, before heading for the NFL. During the four seasons that Barron and Upshaw played for Alabama, the Tide compiled a 48-6 record with a 28-4 SEC mark.