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NEWARK, N. Nike air max jordan 23 schuhe grau-weiß-rot .J. -- Eighteen years ago, Mark Messier set the stage for one of sports most dramatic moments. On the eve of the New York Rangers must-win Game 6 against the Devils in New Jersey in the 1994 Eastern Conference finals, Messier guaranteed his team would force a deciding contest back at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers not only won, Messier backed up his boast with a hat trick. Fast forward to now. The teams once more head to a Game 6, in New Jersey, with the Rangers -- again the Easts top team -- down 3-2, needing a win to stay alive. Thats where the similarity ends. There is no Messier in the Rangers locker room to will his team to victory after predicting it. And this time, New York really isnt the star-laden team that ended the franchises half-century Stanley Cup drought back in 1994. No way. The Devils have shown repeatedly in this best-of-seven series they are just as good as their long-time, cross-river rivals. Their series lead is well deserved, having outplayed New York in all but a few periods. The only game the Rangers dominated was Game 5, and the Devils won, 5-3, to take the lead in the series based on a strong start and a stronger finish. Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is the only player remaining from the memorable 1994 series. Now 40, he was the difference on Wednesday night in New York. "I dont see anything that is similar," Brodeur said Thursday in a conference call. "I know if you guys look at it, it looks the same. But its different teams and a different way of playing the game. Thats 18 years ago. Thats a long time. I know Im feeling a lot different. Im feeling a lot more appreciative of whats going on. "Before, the Rangers were a good team when they beat us. We were not supposed to compete with them at all in 94. They made these trades and they had all these big guys at the end, and they pulled it off in a dramatic way." Messiers three Game 6 goals forced a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden, where Rangers forward Stephane Matteau beat Brodeur with a wraparound in double overtime to give New York a 2-1 win and the East crown. Brodeur was just a rookie at the time. "But this time around, we feel we can play with them," said Brodeur, who led the Devils to the franchises first Stanley Cup in 1995, some 13 months after Matteaus tally. "It makes me feel a lot more comfortable going into these games coming up." Rangers coach John Tortorella downplayed the comparison, saying his players were not even thinking about it. "Not to disrespect what happened," he said, "but that has nothing to do with how were preparing, I guess, is the best way to put it." The Devils arent preparing with history dancing through their heads, either. New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer, in fact, said his only memory of the guarantee was that he still had hair 18 years ago. Even Brodeur seemed stunned, saying the Devils were so isolated in the post-season in 94 that he was not aware of Messiers guarantee until questioned about it after the Rangers 4-2 win, a game in which New Jersey led 2-0 until late in the second period. "I dont know when he did it," Brodeur said. "I think it was in the morning skate or something. It could have been the night before. But again, I dont recall it having an effect on us at all. But I think at the end of the game, everybody made a big deal out of that. If he really said it, its a pretty gutsy thing to do." The Rangers seemed to find themselves in Game 5 after falling behind 3-0 in the opening 10 minutes. They tied the game early in the third on a fluky goal by Marian Gaborik, but they seemed to stop skating with the same intensity after that. Devils fourth-line centre Ryan Carter scored with less than five minutes remaining in regulation and Zach Parise added an empty-net goal to cement the New Jersey victory. Now, the Devils are in position to advance to their first Stanley Cup final since 2003 and a meeting with the Los Angeles Kings, starting next week. All they have to do is win on either Friday here or Sunday in New York, where they have already won two of three. "I dont think were looking at two chances," said New Jersey forward Dainius Zubrus, who hopes to return to the Cup final for the first time since his rookie season in 1996-97 with Philadelphia. "We want to do it (Friday). Were definitely not hoping to win, we want to win. We dont want to go back to their building. "It was a tough game. They played really well (on Wednesday), and we dont want to be going back for Game 7. Thats for sure." The Rangers know what it is like to face a must-win game. They had to win the final two contests against Ottawa in the opening round, including Game 6 on the road. They also had a Game 7 against Washington in the second round. "Its a do or die, almost like a Game 7," said Rangers forward Ruslan Fedotenko, who has won Cups with Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh. "We have been there many times, and I feel like we know what we need to do and we will do it." The biggest thing is to keep the puck out of the net. New Jersey, shut out in Games 1 and 3, has scored nine times in the last two games, with seven beating Henrik Lundqvist and two coming with the goaltender pulled. "We cant put more pressure on ourselves. We always want to win," Lundqvist said. "You always want to play a desperate game. (But) you dont want to go out there and do too much and be too excited. You need to find a good balance emotionally, and just go out there and try to play as well as you can." Kind of like how Messier and Co. did 18 years ago. Nike air jordan 10 schuhe weiß-dunkel blau-baby blau . The ISAF Council voted in May to introduce kiteboarding in Brazil -- a decision reaffirmed in a vote Friday. 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Herrera (1-1) gave up solo homers in the eighth inning to Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla and the Royals could not recover in a 6-3 loss to the Braves on Tuesday night. "He was throwing the ball good," Yost said. "Location wasnt very good. A lot of pitches were up and kind of down the middle, but hes been almost unhittable all year long." The Braves have won 10 straight games -- their best streak since April 15-May 2, 2000 -- while Kansas City has dropped three of four. Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie gave his team a chance to win despite allowing a pair of solo homers to Juan Francisco and leaving for a pinch-hitter in the eighth with the score tied 2-2. But Herrera, who began the game with two saves and 5 1-3 scoreless innings this season, fell apart after facing Heyward with one out. Heyward hit the go-ahead homer with an opposite-field shot into the left-field seats. Upton and Uggla followed to make it 5-2. "Ive got all the confidence in the world in that guy," Kansas City right fielder Jeff Francoeur said of Herrera. "Send him out there tomorrow. I feel hell go one-two-three. For him, it was one of those nights." Eric OFlaherty (3-0) allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless eighth for the win in relief. Herrera allowed three hits, four runs and one walk in two-thirds of an inning. After Francisco walked to chase Herrera, Chris Johnson followed with an RBI single off Aaron Crow that scored pinch-runner Jordan Schafer from second. Luis Avilan recorded the first out of the ninth before seeming to injure his left hamstring. Avilan limped slowly off the field with the help of trainer Jim Lovell and manager Fredi Gonzalez before getting carted off. Closer Craig Kimbrel finished off the Royals by striking out pinch-hitter Billy Butler, giving up an RBI single to Alex Gordon and retiring Alcides Escobar on a groundout. It was a non-save situation for Kimbrel. The Royals, who have lost three of four, led 2-1 in the fourth when Salvador Perez reached on Franciscos throwing error, moved to second on Mike Moustakas single and scored on Francoeurs RBI single. Except for Francisco, who hit his second homer to make it 1-0 in the second annd his third to tie it at 2 in the seventh, the Braves were unable to do much against Guthrie. Nike air jordan 23 hohe ferse schuhe schwarz. Atlantas first five batters were a combined 0 for 14 with one walk and five strikeouts against Guthrie, who gave up five hits, two runs and one walk with six strikeouts in seven innings. Guthrie was trying to win his eighth straight decision dating to last August. "I felt good, felt like we mixed it up," Guthrie said. "Francisco had a great game. He took two really good swings and kind of got their team back into the game." Chris Getz tied it at 1 in the third off Braves starter Kris Medlen. Getz, Kansas Citys No. 8 hitter, homered for the first time in nearly four years. "Tough for us," Getz said. "We were right there. Its one of those things that happens. Its too bad we lost. Too bad (the homer drought) took so long. I saw it on the board as I was hitting, so it definitely added to the satisfaction." Medlen, who was trying to improve to 17-3 in his career as a starter, allowed six hits and two runs -- one earned -- with no walks and five strikeouts in seven innings. "If I had to pick somebody before the game who was going to take me deep -- no offence, I wouldnt have picked him -- but hes a big-league hitter," Medlen said of Getz. "He hit a pretty good pitch, I thought. Other than that, I felt like it was a pretty solid outing and when I leave the ball over the plate, I felt it was down, and thats when I got some groundballs with those two-seamers." Notes: The Braves held a moment of silence before the game for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday. ... Players, managers and coaches for both teams wore No. 42 on their jerseys to honour Jackie Robinson. ... Atlanta committed three errors. ... Getz last homered on July 19, 2009, when he played for the Chicago White Sox. He went deep off Guthrie, who was pitching for Baltimore. ... The Braves have outhomered opponents 25-7 and outscored opponents 68-25 for the best run differential in the majors. ... Francoeur, a former Braves RF, played his first game at Turner Field with Kansas City. He had an outfield assist and went 2 for 4 with an RBI. ... Braves 1B Freddie Freeman said before the game that his right oblique is healing and that he expects to come off the DL as scheduled on April 22 at Colorado. ... Braves SS Paul Janish began a rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Gwinnett. ' ' '


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