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BOSTON -- Anton Khudobin made a couple big plays at key moments for the Boston Bruins, and celebrated accordingly. Toni Kukoc Jersey .Khudobin pumped his fists after the Bruins finished off a 2-1 shootout win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night for the goaltenders first victory of the season.He deserves a lot of accolades tonight, the way he played, the way he responded after being out such a long time, Bruins coach Claude Julien said.Khudobin has been hampered by an upper-body injury, and Tuukka Rask is Bostons starting goaltender. Khudobin was recalled last Friday from Providence of the AHL after a brief conditioning assignment and then made 27 saves in a 2-1 loss to Calgary, dropping to 0-3 this season.Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak scored for Boston in the shootout. Jeff Skinners bid to extend the tiebreaker fell short when he was stopped by Khudobin.Skinner also was turned away by Khudobin on a breakaway in the closing seconds of overtime.Its the chances you have early in the game, the breakaways in the game, a breakaway in overtime, Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. You have to figure it out and make the big-time play.Carolina blew a two-goal lead against the Rangers in its previous game.We have to find ways to win these games no matter who we are playing, Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan said. Its frustrating but thats a hockey season ... you go up and you go down.Torey Krug scored in the third period for Boston, and Khudobin finished with 29 saves. Pastrnak made a pair of dekes and slipped the puck past Cam Ward for the winning goal.I dont think anyone here thinks they played their best game tonight, but to get the two points is huge, Bruins forward Matt Beleskey said.Jacob Slavin scored in the shootout for Carolina, which lost for the fourth time in five games.Krug was credited with the tying goal with 28.5 seconds remaining after Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen kicked the puck past Ward.Hurricanes defenseman and Boston native Noah Hanifin scored at 7:37 of the first period on a slap shot from the blue line.Hanifins first of the season came right after Carolina blew a 3-on-0 rush when Skinner missed a point-blank opportunity.Ward made 34 saves and stoned the Bruins on several chances in overtime, including a nice stop on Krug 50 seconds in.Carolina hasnt won a regulation game against the Bruins in over three years.Game notes Pastrnak and David Krejci also notched assists for Boston, which improved to 6-6 at home. ... Bruins D Zdeno Chara missed his fifth straight game with a lower-body injury. ... Skinner has seven points in his last eight games. ... Hanifin has two goals and two assists in four games against the Bruins. ... Boston has earned points in 10 straight games against Carolina.UP NEXTHurricanes: Visit the New York Rangers on Saturday.Bruins: Visit the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. Antonio Blakeney Jersey . Sulaiman, 44, was chosen unanimously Tuesday in a vote by the leadership, the World Boxing Council said. Sulaiman becomes the sixth president of the organization. Michael Jordan Jersey .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. http:///...akeney-bulls-jersey/ . Capitals head coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin was injured in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday and clarified it was not a head injury. ATLANTA -- This was merely an annoyance for Alabama, a chance to add another trophy to its overflowing cases. The Crimson Tide did just enough things wrong to give Nick Saban something to complain about over the next month, but in the end it was another dominating victory for the nations top-ranked team.Florida coach Jim McElwain was certainly impressed after his No. 15 Gators took a 54-16 whipping in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday. He called it Sabans best team yet in a dynasty that shows no signs of stumbling.I dont see a lot of weaknesses, marveled McElwain, Sabans offensive coordinator from 2008-11. Theyve really accumulated a lot of speed at some spots where they were always big.Alabama (13-0, No. 1 AP) unleashed all its weapons against the overmatched Gators, scoring off an interception and a blocked punt in the first half, snuffing out their last gasp with a goal-line stand, and wearing down Florida at the end with a dominant running game.The Tide now heads to the College Football Playoff for the third year in a row, most likely returning to Atlanta for a semifinal game on Dec. 31. Alabama will be seeking its second straight national title and its fifth crown in the last nine years. Saban already has five national titles , counting his first at LSU, and is one shy of Bear Bryants record for the most by any coach.Challenging his players, Saban said they have a chance to do something to create a legacy for this team. Thats something they should think about, how important that is, what they are willing to do to do it. Because all the teams you play from here on out are really, really good.The Crimson Tide bolted to a 16-9 lead in the first quarter, despite being held to minus-7 yards and no first downs. Minkah Fitzpatrick returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown, and Josh Jacobs went 27 yards for a score with a blocked punt. A field goal was set up by another pick -- one of three thrown by Florida quarterback Austin Appleby in the first half.The Tide led 33-16 at halftime and iced the victory with scoring drives of 98 and 91 yards, sparked by a goal-line stand that finished off the last gasp by the Gators (8-4, No. 15 AP). It was most points surrendered by Florida since a 62-24 loss to Nebraska in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl.A 24-point underdog , the Gators marched the length of the field on their opening possession, the first touchdown given up by the Tide in more than 17 quarters. They had another long TD drive near the end of the first half to give themselves a glimmer oof hope. Dennis Rodman Jersey. It wasnt perfect, said Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, who was named the games MVP. We had to persevere, overcome some hard times.The last of those hard times came when Florida drove to the Crimson Tide 1 in the third quarter. Jordan Scarlett attempted to leap over the line on third-and-goal, but he never got off the ground. Rashaan Evans, who took over after Shaun Dion Hamilton went out with a likely season-ending knee injury, blew by his blocker and slammed the running back for a 1-yard loss.Appleby then threw incomplete in the back of the end zone on fourth down, giving the Tide all the momentum.Alabama finished with 174 yards rushing in the second half. The bulk of the carries went to bruising sophomore Bo Scarbrough, who had two short touchdown runs and finished with 91 yards on 11 carries.We just wanted to do what we do best, and thats run the ball, Scarbrough said.THE TAKEAWAYAlabama: Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts wasnt all that sharp, completing 11 of 20 passes for 138 yards, and the Tide will want to clean up some busted plays that led to big losses. But thats merely nitpicking. This team is the clear favorite heading into the playoff.Florida: The Gators must address their offensive woes after another shaky performance. Developing a quarterback is McElwains top priority. Thats something weve got to do, sooner than later, he said.BLOCK PARTYDuring a wild sequence in the first quarter, each team scored off blocked kicks on back-to-back plays.Jacobs TD came after Derrick Gore blocked a punt, giving Alabama a 16-7 lead. But when Adam Griffiths extra-point attempt was swatted down by Jabari Zuniga, David Reese scooped up the ball and went the length of the field to give the Gators a 2-point conversion.POLL IMPLICATIONSAlabama will remain No. 1 in The Associated Press poll, as well as the College Football Playoff rankings. Florida can expect to drop at least four or five spots.UP NEXTAlabama: Projected to meet the No. 4-ranked CFP team in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.Florida: Two straight blowout losses probably cost the Gators a shot at the Sugar Bowl. More likely, they will settle for either the Dec. 31 Citrus Bowl or the Jan. 2 Outback Bowl.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberry .---For more AP college football coverage: www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' ' 
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