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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes dont expect to see the same Washington Capitals team that a month ago jumpstarted their current seven-game home winning streak.For starters, the Capitals will be rested and not coming off a tough road game at Chicago the night before, and Washington is now one of the hotter teams in the league, having won five straight over an eight-day span.Were very familiar with them because theyre a team we play a lot in our division, and theyve certainly got it going, Carolina coach Bill Peters said. There are lots of teams that have it going in the Metro (Division) and they are one of them.We know what were up against, especially teams that are on fire now, but that goes both ways, Peters added. Were up to sixth now in the league on the power play so were going to be aggressive and push the pace.In addition to Washingtons winning streak in the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia has won 10 straight, while Pittsburgh and Columbus have each strung together seven wins in a row.Carolinas home winning streak is impressive and has included wins over division leaders Montreal and San Jose, and a Washington team that was only able to generate 21 shots in a 5-1 loss at PNC Arena on Nov. 12.Teams change lots in the course of a month, Peters said when asked about the Capitals recent success. They change for numerous reasons, you change because of health issues, scheduling issues, playing better or playing worse -- one or the other. Right now, there are lots of teams gaining traction and playing better than they were earlier in the year.Carolina extended its home winning streak on Tuesday night with a wild, 8-6 victory over Vancouver in which goalie Cam Ward was pulled. Peters said hell be going back to his starter in net Friday night, giving Ward his 17 th start in the last 19 games.It looked like the puck was a 10-pound weight on our stick the other night and when we pulled (Cam) it was by no means a reflection on the goaltending, I was looking for a spark, Peters said.Were going right back to Wardo.Ward has 37 career starts against Washington, including a career-high four shutouts against an opponent.Washington has outscored its opposition 18-8 during its five-game winning streak in which the Capitals have climbed within four points of Pittsburgh for the Metropolitan Division lead.Were getting contributions throughout the whole lineup and it makes life a lot easier, Washington coach Barry Trotz said. It has started to show some consistency.Washington has allowed the third fewest goals in the NHL.And Washington has done a lot of its damage recently without punch from Alex Ovechkin, who has 1 goal and two assists during the winning streak.One interesting matchup to watch Friday night will be Washingtons power play, which has converted on 5 of 10 chances over the last three games, against the No. 1 penalty killing unit in the league. Carolina has allowed just two power play goals since Oct. 28, running at a 92.3 percent clip for the season.The power play has been really key for us, especially when the outcome is still in doubt, Trotz said. Air Max 97 Plus Tune Up . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. 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Chris Froome extended his advantage in the yellow jersey as Ilnur Zakarin won stage 17 of the Tour de France to Finhaut-Emosson.After Katushas Zakarin took stage honours up the road, Froome raced clear of his main rivals to build a cushion of almost two and a half minutes at the end of this 184.5-kilometres stage from Berne.When BMCs Richie Porte attacked from the group of main contenders late on the final climb up to the Emosson Dam, only Froome could respond to join his former teammate.Behind Dutchman Bauke Mollema, who started the day second overall, was the first to be dropped, giving up 40 seconds to Froome.But most encouraging of all for Team Sky will have been the sight of Quintana completely unable to respond as the attacks began.The Colombian has usually come on strong in the third week of Grand Tours and threatened Froomes position in yellow late in last years Tour, but does not appear to have the legs to rival him again.For Froome, who appears to be closing in on a third Tour victory, it was a near perfect scenario as he was pulled up the hill by Porte without needing to do a turn on the front himself ahead of Thursdays time trial.I dont think it was possible to go much faster there, Richie seemed to be doing just fine on his own, Froome said. Tactically for me there is really no need to get on the front and start pulling on the final.Tomorrow is going to be crucial and this is the first day of a four-day block [in the Alps].While not writing off Quintana, Froome acknowledged that the man expected to be his strongest challenger here is not living up to his pre-race billing.Its been a very difficult Tour for Nairo, he said. Hes still a great rival and a big challenger for me but he lost more time today. I think for him to re-enter into the game again hes going to have to do a real good time trial tomorrow.As Froome crossed the line alongside, Quintana was dropped by Adam Yates, who rodde away to boost his hopes of a podium finish.ddddddddddddThe provisional general classification showed Froome two minutes 27 seconds clear of Trek-Segafredos Mollema with Yates, riding for Orica-BikeExchange, two minutes 53 seconds back.That puts the 23-year-old Briton 34 seconds clear of Movistars Quintana in fourth.Zakarin rode clear of stage 15 winner Jarlinson Pantano of IAM Cycling and Tinkoffs Rafal Majka in the king of the mountains polka dot jersey to collect his first Tour de France stage win.I did my best today, the 26-year-old Russian said. Im really happy now. Thank you to my team-mates, theyve been super. This result is not a surprise for me. In the first week, I also tried to go for it.Zakarin, who in 2009 was suspended for two years after he tested positive for the forbidden anabolic steroid methandienone, did not comment on the possibility that the entire Russian team will be banned from next months Olympics in Rio over allegations of state-sponsored doping.Im not following the news. Im reading. Im watching movies to be away from all the stress that does not concern me, Zakarin said.Katusha team general manager Viacheslav Ekimov, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong on the U.S. Postal team, added: We are talking about scandals, the samples which probably belong to cycling, but nobody knows where the samples come from. Mens cycling? Mountain bike? Womens cycling? We dont know. Its just speculation.Since November last year, Zakarin has been tested 12 times out of competition. All these tests have been conducted in European labs, in Paris, Lausanne. ... At Katusha, we perform additional testing, and follow all protocols.Meanwhile,?Fabian Cancellara has withdrawn from the Tour ?to focus on his preparations for the Olympics.AP contributed to this report. Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '

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