miaowang123: Anders Lindback will start again in Game 3
Anders Lindback will start again in Game 3
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Joe Mixon Jersey . Yet he defended Russias anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate. Putins comments in an interview broadcast Sunday with Russian and foreign television stations showed the wide gulf between the perception of homosexuality in Russia versus the West. A Russian law passed last year banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" among minors has caused an international outcry. Putin refused to answer a question from the BBC on whether he believes that people are born gay or become gay. The Russian law, however, suggests that information about homosexuality can influence a childs sexual orientation. The law has contributed to growing animosity toward gays in Russian society, with rights activists reporting a rise in harassment and abuse. International worries about how gays will be treated in Sochi have been met with assurances from Russian officials and Olympics organizers that there will be no discrimination, and Putin reiterated that stance. "There are no fears for people with this nontraditional orientation who plan to come to Sochi as guests or participants," Putin declared in the TV interview. He said the law was aimed at banning propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia, suggesting that gays are more likely to abuse children. Making another favourite argument against homosexuality, Putin noted with pride that Russia saw more births than deaths last year for the first time in two decades. Population growth is vital for Russias development and "anything that gets in the way of that we should clean up," he said, using a word usually reserved for military operations. The law on propaganda has been used to justify barring gay pride rallies on the grounds that children might see them. This has raised the question of how athletes and fans would be treated for any gay-rights protests during the Olympics. When asked about this by the ABC TV channel, Putin said protests against the law itself would not be considered propaganda. Putin then hit back, accusing the United States of double standards in its criticism of Russia, pointing to laws that remain on the books in some U.S. states classifying gay sex as a crime. The U.S. Supreme Court, however, ruled in 2003 that such laws were unconstitutional. Homosexuality was a crime in the entire former Soviet Union, which collapsed in 1991. It was decriminalized in Russia in 1993. The Sochi Winter Olympics run Feb. 7-23. Andre Smith Jersey . He was 90. The team announced Monday that Adams had died, saying he "passed away peacefully from natural causes." The son of a prominent oil executive, Adams built his own energy fortune and founded the Houston Oilers. Ryan Hewitt Jersey .com) - The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings are ready to put all the talk and hype surrounding their meeting at Dodger Stadium behind them.MONTREAL - After failing to win in the first two games on home ice, the Tampa Bay Lightning will try to dig themselves out of a hole on the road. Up 2-0 on the Lightning in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the Montreal Canadiens have a chance to take a series stranglehold as they take to their home ice tonight in Game 3 at the Bell Centre. You can listen to the game live at 7pm et/4pm pt on TSN 690 Montreal, TSN 1050 Toronto, TSN 1200 Ottawa, TSN 1290 Winnipeg and TEAM 1040 Vancouver. Montreal claimed Game 1 at Tampa in overtime on Wednesday, earning a 5-4 victory after Dale Weises OT tally. Fridays win, however, came much easier for the Canadiens, who notched a 4-1 decision to carry a 2-0 lead in the series back to Montreal. Rene Bourque scored twice for the Habs in Game 2 and Carey Price stopped 26-of-27 shots to anchor the Canadiens in the comfortable victory. David esharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored while P.K. Subban supplied two assists to the winning effort. Despite holding a 2-0 lead before entering a home stretch in Games 3 and 4, Bourque warned against overconfidence. "Thats probably going to be their biggest game of the series," said Bourque of tonights battle. "Theyre going to come out hard and were going to have to match their intensity." Lightning head coach Jon Cooper suggested the series is far from over, telling TSN, "Im sure theyve never had a 2-0 lead on the road and come back (home) and blown it". Cooper was referencing both 2006 and 2011, where Montreal took 2-0 road leads but ended up losing the series. Fridays three-goal margin of victory was rare for a meeting between the Habs and Bolts. Including Game 1 of the playoffs, the clubs have gone past regulation in four of six encounters since the start of the 2013-14 regular season. Teddy Purcell scored the lone goal for Tampa in the Game 2 loss, while starting goaltender Anders Lindback was pulled midway through the third period after allowing three goals on 23 shots. Kristers Gudlevskis stoopped 2-of-3 shots the rest of the way. Clayton Fejedelem Jersey. "You focus on Game 3. Thats all you can control," said Lightning forward Ryan Callahan after the clubs poor start at home. "These two are behind us. You go win Game 3, its a brand-new series. ... The odds are against us but we have to go in there and show our character." Tampa Bay has fared well in Montreal this season, posting a pair of close wins at the Bell Centre in 2013-14. The Bolts earned a 2-1 shootout win on Nov. 12 and won by the same score in overtime on Feb. 1. All told, Montreal was 23-13-5 as the home team during the regular season, while the Lightning were 21-17-3 on the road. Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday at the Bell Centre. With No. 1 goaltender Ben Bishop still out with an upper-body injury, Anders Lindback will start again in Game 3. Gudlevskis made his first NHL start late in the regular season and the 21- year-old Latvian entered his first playoff game on Friday. However, the young goaltender is no stranger to performing at a high level on the big stage, as Gudlevskis showed when he came up with 55 saves in Latvias 2-1 loss to Team Canada in the quarterfinals of Februarys Sochi Olympics. Tampa Bay could get rookie forward Ondrej Palat back in the lineup Sunday after he missed Game 2 with an upper-body injury. The Calder Trophy candidate expects to be a game-time decision for tonights contest. This is the second time the Canadiens and Lightning are meeting in the postseason, with the Tampa sweeping Montreal in four games in the Eastern Conference semifinals during its 2004 Stanley Cup championship season. Canadiens Game 3 lines vs. LightningForwards Pacioretty - Desharnais - VanekPrust - Plekanec - GallagherBourque - Eller - GiontaBournival - Briere - Weise DefenceMarkov - EmelinGorges - SubbanBouillon - Weaver GoaliesPriceBudaj Lightning lines for Game 3 vs. CanadiensForwardsKillorn - Johnson - StamkosPurcell - Filppula - Callahan Palat - Thomson - PanikBrown - Paquette - Kucherov DefenceHedman - Salo Carle - Gudas Brewer - Kostka GoaliesLindbackGudlevskis Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '