OAKLAND, Calif. Arnie Herber Jersey . - After reserve Marreese Speights finished a one-handed dunk over Travis Outlaw in the fourth quarter, teammates Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry jumped off the Golden State Warriors bench and ran onto the floor in celebration. Speights stood at half court and encouraged the announced sellout crowd of 19,596 — or what was left of it, anyway — by waving his arms in the air. His teammates laughed, and so did almost everybody in the arena. Everybody, that is, except the Sacramento Kings. Klay Thompson scored 21 points, Curry had 13 points and five assists and the Warriors moved closer to securing a playoff berth by routing the Kings 102-69 on Friday night. "It was loud in there and my teammates were all the way on the court," said Speights, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds. "It was good to see support like that." The Warriors led 59-27 at halftime and 75-33 early in the third quarter, turning the game into a laugher. It was the fewest points Golden State has allowed this season and the fewest points Sacramento has scored. Not only did the Warriors (47-29) match last seasons win total, they also gained ground in the Western Conference playoff race. Golden State moved within 1 1/2 games of fifth-place Portland with six games to play after the Trail Blazers lost to Phoenix. "I just got a feeling well win more games than we did last year," Warriors coach Mark Jackson joked. "I got a strong feeling about that." DeMarcus Cousins finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Rudy Gay scored 10 points for the rebuilding Kings (27-49), who looked lost and lethargic against their Northern California rivals. Golden State outshot the Kings 44.7 per cent to 32.1 per cent, which was a season low by a Warriors opponent and a season low for Sacramento. The Warriors also outrebounded the Kings 58-44 and forced 16 turnovers to sweep the season series (4-0) for the first time since going 5-0 against Sacramento in 1991-92. "We were tentative. I thought we played soft for long stretches," Kings coach Michael Malone said. "We were not aggressive, we were very hesitant and they had us on our heels." The Warriors crushed the Kings even while playing without starting centre Andrew Bogut and power forward David Lee. It was the fifth straight game Lee has missed because of a strained right hamstring and the fourth game in a row Bogut has sat out with a bruise in his pelvis and groin area. Jermaine ONeal had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Draymond Green added 10 points and 10 rebounds to help Golden State outscore Sacramento 54-28 in the paint. With Golden States starting big men sidelined, the coast was clear for Cousins to dominate down low. Instead, Sacramentos centre picked up two fouls in the first 1:48, Malone was called for a technical foul trying to defend him and the Warriors shut down Sacramento the rest of the quarter — and most of the game. The Kings started 1-for-11 shooting, including missing 10 straight shots and committing eight turnovers during a span of nearly nine minutes. The Warriors whipped the crowd into a frenzy after converting all those turnovers into a flurry of fast-break dunks. "It happened pretty fast, but once it started to happen, I just think guys got rattled," said Cousins, who spent most of the fourth quarter on the bench with a towel over his head. "We just never really recovered." With most of the team struggling and point guard Isaiah Thomas out for the sixth consecutive game with a bruised right quadriceps, the Kings provided little punch — and even less fight. Green caught a full-court pass from ONeal for an uncontested layup early in the third quarter. ONeal put his hands in the air as if he was signalling for a touchdown. The Warriors went ahead 75-33 moments later and spent most of the fourth quarter laughing and smiling on the bench, especially after Speights slam. NOTES: The fewest points the Kings had scored in a game previously this season came in a 99-79 loss to San Antonio on March 21. ... The fewest points the Warriors had allowed was in a 76-74 loss to the Spurs on Nov. 8. ... The Warriors finished 8-0 at home against Pacific Division opponents for the first time in franchise history. Mason Crosby Jersey .com) - Ames, IA (SportsNetwork. Emlen Tunnel Jersey .Y. - Through three quarters, the Brooklyn Nets could not shake the NBAs worst team.On Thursday, Jurgen Klopp and Louis van Gaal go head to head for the seventh time in their managerial careers when Manchester United look to overturn Liverpools two-goal advantage in their Europa League last-16 tie. Ahead of the meeting at Old Trafford, we examine the history of their rivalry… Louis van Gaal certainly had the better of his first Premier League encounter with Jurgen Klopp, when a late strike from Wayne Rooney gave Manchester United a 1-0 win at Anfield in January. The Dutchman called it a big step in the right direction, while Klopp was left to rue a string of missed scoring chances.It was not the first time Van Gaal has come out on top. During his time in the Bundesliga, there was the thrill of taking his Bayern Munich side to Klopps Borussia Dortmund and winning 5-1; a demolition that turned his teams season around and would eventually take Bayern to within one game of a treble. Klopp got his own back the following season, however, when Dortmund blitzed Bayern in their own backyard. It was described by Munich-based journalist Christian Eichler as a masterpiece, and one that confirmed Dortmunds rise. They went on to win the double. Van Gaal was gone within weeks. Liverpool v Man Utd Follow the game across the Sky Sports platforms with our live blog Heres the tale of their six previous matches against each other…Dortmund 1 Bayern 5 - Sep 12 2009We have to work hard in midfield and not allow them too much space, said Klopp beforehand, but while Mats Hummels opened the scoring, goals from Mario Gomez, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery and a Thomas Muller brace ensured an emphatic win for the visitors. Jurgen Klopps record against Louis Van Gaal P W D L GF GA 5 2 0 3 7 10 The goal by Ribery was particularly significant as the Frenchman pointedly sprinted to celebrate with Van Gaal, ending speculation about a rift between the two men. I am always pleased when a player wants to celebrate his goal with me, said Van Gaal. Franck has shown that he loves his coach.Bayern 3 Dortmund 1 - Feb 13 2010Dortmund competed for much of the match in Munich but the game ended in defeat for the visitors - a tenth in a row for Klopp against Bayern. Mohamed Zidan gave Dortmund the lead but goals from Mark van Bommel, Arjen Robben and Gomez took the game away from them. Arjen Robben escapes a Dortmund tackle as Jurgen Klopp watches on in 2010 Klopp put some of the blame on referee Knut Kircher - these mistakes do not make it more fun - but also pointed to his teams missed chances. We had several huge opportunities, he said afterwards. Still, it was a strong performance by my boys.Dortmund 2 Bayern 0 - Oct 3 2010Klopp finally got a win over Bayern and his teams sixth in a row as they punished Van Gaals men at the Westfalenstadion. Goals from Lucas Barrios and Nuri Sahin heaped the pressure on the Dutchman after a difficult start to the season. Van Gaal and Klopp ahead of the match at Signal Iduna Park in October 2010 Its high time everybody woke up, said Uli Hoeness after seeing Bayern succumb to a third defeat in seven games. Van Gaal, meanwhile, urged calm. The season is still very long, he said. It is difficult, but we must have faith. Even so, Bayerns Oktoberfest celebrations were cancelled.Bayern 1 Dortmund 3 - Feb 26 2011Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke had called the title talk totally unrealistic after the first match against Bayern but by February it was a very different situation. A 3-1 win in Munich, their first Bundesliga victory there in two decades, ended Bayerns hopes and put BVB on the brink. Dortmund got their first Bundesliga win at Bayern in 20 years in February 2011 Barrios scored early and while Luiz Gustavo levelled things up, goalss by Sahin and Hummels earned Dortmund the points - taking them 16 clear of Bayern. Lynn Dickey Jersey. This was the youngest Dortmund side in Bundesliga history with an average age of 22 and even Van Gaal admitted they deserved to win.Liverpool 0 Manchester United 1 - Jan 17 2016Klopps first experience of Liverpool and Manchester Uniteds famous rivalry ended in bitter disappointment at Anfield. The hosts bombarded the opposition goal, having 19 shots to Uniteds seven, but they were let down by poor finishing and frustrated by David de Geas heroics. Wayne Rooney scores Manchester Uniteds winner at Anfield in January Van Gaal admitted United were second best in the first half, but they withstood Liverpools pressure before Rooney thumped home a loose ball in the 78th minute after Marouane Fellainis header had struck the crossbar. It was the strikers first goal in 11 years at Anfield. We lost a game that we should not have lost, said a rueful Klopp.Liverpool 2 Manchester United 0 - March 10 2016There was to be no repeat of Uniteds smash-and-grab victory when the sides met on the European stage for the first time in their revered histories. Having seen his side fail to convert a host of chances in January, Klopp was not disappointed as Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino beat an inspired De Gea as the Reds took full control of the tie. Roberto Firmino nets against Manchester United A raucous crowd created an atmosphere to rival some of the great European nights at Anfield, and Van Gaal called upon the Old Trafford faithful to replicate the noise in the build-up to his seventh meeting with Klopp. We can also create an atmosphere [at Old Trafford] like Liverpool, The Dutchman said. So everything is possible.What does this tell us about Klopp?For Klopp, games against Van Gaal offer the contrast between chaos and control; the importance of pressing versus possession. Hell be encouraged by the knowledge that it can work but has also experienced what can happen when his team doesnt get it right.The German has had particular joy early on against his Dutch counterpart. His sides have scored within the first 10 minutes in three of their first four matches against each other and the sort of aggressive pressing witnessed in the 4-1 win over Manchester City in October could be the template. The first 30 or 35 minutes was as good as anything I can remember, not from Klopp or any Liverpool team, but in the Premier League, said Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher after that game. It was like the Red Arrows watching Liverpool, they were just running through people all the time.But while high-intensity pressing could give the Reds an early advantage, Januarys meeting at Anfield showed a gameplan is worthless if you cant finish your chances.What does this tell us about Van Gaal?In a sense, the series of Bundesliga games against Klopps Dortmund are a microcosm of Van Gaals problems at United. There were signs of control in the first season but what was once perceived as clinical soon came to be seen as sterile.In the season prior to Van Gaals arrival, Bayerns game against Dortmund made Bundesliga history. There were 48 shots, the most since records began, with 35 of them coming from Bayern. In the first meeting between the sides in 2010, Bayern had only 11 shots to Dortmunds 17 but won 3-1.The next time that the teams met, Bayern once again controlled possession, enjoying 62 per cent of the ball, but by this stage they couldnt find the net. The reduction in the number of chances was not seen as a factor by Van Gaal, and yet his words will feel familiar to United fans. We dominate and create four, five chances and we dont score, said Van Gaal. Dortmund dont have any chances but the first shot on goal goes in. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge put it slightly differently. We have concerns, he said. We have to start to score.Curiously, though, the opposite was true at Anfield in January, when United scored with their only shot on target and Liverpool missed a host of chances. They atoned for that at the first time of asking, but that victory will be in vein if they fail to progress into the Europa League quarter-finals at the expense of their north-west rivals.ConclusionStyles make fights and if history is a clue then Klopp versus Van Gaal promises to entertain. Klopps gegenpressing or Van Gaals control?Will Manchester United leave Anfield with a first-leg lead? Or will Liverpool make their home advantage count? Let us know your prediction using the message boards or by tweeting @SkyFootball Also See: Charlies European predictions Liverpool record a boost for Utd? Group tables Bet ￡5 Get ￡20 Free ' ' '
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A Leg Up Kevin Allen of USA Today posted a list of the 10 most intriguing potential trade targets to watch before the deadline and while the list was populated with the usual collection of potentially-available names – Matt Moulson, Dan Girardi, Ales Hemsky and so on – he did bring up another interesting possibility. Tucked away as an honourable mention, Allen suggests that David Legwand would be a fit for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Legwand does have a no-trade clause, as Allen notes, but could he be persuaded to leave Nashville for the first time since he is in the last year of his contract? The 33-year-old has never seen a Conference Final and with Pascal Dupuis out for the year with a torn ACL, the Pens may have both the cash and the need for a player like Legwand. Captain for Hire? Friday was a busy day in the rumor mill for New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan, with talk of a potential swap with St. Louis front and centre. 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Patrick Marleau and Marty Havlat also scored for the Sharks (47-18-9), who moved four points up on idle Anaheim for the Pacific Division lead and remained two points back of St. Louis for first in the Western Conference. San Jose clinched a playoff spot in a 2-1 shootout loss to Calgary on Monday. The Sharks power play came into the game ranked just 23rd in the league and had gone just three-for-35 in its last 10 games. They were 3-for-3 against the Oilers, a major factor in the victory. "The numbers arent that important, its when they come and how they come," said Sharks head coach Todd McLellan. "Weve had nights like this and it just hasnt gone in. When you look at the power play standings and the numbers and that type of stuff, you panic over it outside the room, but not inside the room. We finally got a reward for playing basically the same way that we have." "I think weve been bad for a long time and in the last few games weve created a little bit of momentum on it," said Pavelski, who had two of the power play goals for his club. "It hasnt been one game and then take a couple of games off, weve been consistent on our opportunities and tonight it just finally went in for us." David Perron and Taylor Hall responded for the second-to-last place Oilers (25-39-9), who have lost three in a row, including a humbling 8-1 loss to the rival Calgary Flames on Sunday on the heels of a 3-1 defeat to the last-place Buffalo Sabres. "We wanted to come back and play solid after our last couple games and get back to the stuff that we had been having some success with," said Oilers captain Andrew Ference. "The power play chances they got, they jumped on and put us behind the eight ball. I think our five-on-five hockey was light years better than our last game. That wasnt too tough to beat, though." Edmonton head coach Dallas Eakins said his team left far too many missed opportunities on the table. "We have to find a way to bury the chances that we have, and there were some that were just laying there in front of their net," he said. "You just have to find a way to put those in." Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens said the team remains very much a work in progress. "We need to show to ourselves that we can play the right way," he said. "I dont know what it is that we refuse to buy in completely. Its not one guy, a line, a defence pairing. Its just kind of waves throughout the team. Its not wanting to do what we have to do. We had some tough bounces tonight that probably added to the scoring differential. You cant give a team like that the chances on the power play because they have skilled guys who will make you pay and they did tonight. Randy Wright Jersey . ." The Oilers started the scoring just over four minutes into the first period as Perron danced around Shark Tyler Kennedy before picking a perfect spot on a shot past San Jose goalie Antti Niemi. It was Perrons team-leading 26th goal of the season. The first period shots narrowly favoured the Sharks, who had 11 on Edmonton starter Scrivens to the Oilers 10 in the opening period. San Jose tied the game on the power play six-and-a-half-minutes into the second period. Scrivens made the initial stop on a shot from the slot by Marleau, but the rebound angled to Pavelski at the side of the net with a wide-open cage to put in his 35th of the year. Another power-play goal midway through the second period gave San Jose a 2-1 lead, as Pavelski chopped a puck to Marleau at the top of the opposite circle and the Sharks assistant captains lighting-quick release led to a goal before Scrivens could get across. It was Marleaus 31st goal of the year. The Sharks took a two-goal lead with 30 seconds left to play in the middle period as Edmonton defender Jeff Petry overskated a puck at his own blue-line, allowing Havlat to come in and send a wrist shot that beat Scrivens stick-side. San Jose scored their third man-advantage goal of the game just over a minute into the third period. Pavelski got the puck with space in the front of the net, waited for defender Andrew Ference to go down, and then beat Scrivens over the blocker to make it 4-1. Pavelski earned his third hat trick of the season with seven minutes left in the third as he took a shot that hit the stick of Edmontons Matt Hendricks and deflected into the Oilers net. Pavelskis four-point night gave him 71 points on the season. Edmonton made it look a little better with five minutes left to play as Hall picked up a rebound in front and hooked a diving backhand shot into the net for this 25th to make it 5-2. The Oilers have been outscored 16-4 in their last three home games. The Sharks return home to face the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. The Oilers play the fifth game of a six-game homestand on Friday against the Anaheim Ducks. Notes: It was the fourth of five games this season between the two teams this season. The Sharks won the first two games before the Oilers got one back in the most recent meeting on Jan. 29 when Ben Scrivens recorded a record-setting 59 saves in a 3-0 shutout win in Edmontona Both teams were coming off of losses to the Calgary Flames, although of vastly different degrees. The Oilers were embarrassed 8-1 by the provincial rival Flames at home on Sunday, while the Sharks lost a 2-1 game in Calgary on Monday in a shootouta Laurent Brossoit was called up from the AHL for the game to serve as the Oilers backup goalie after Viktor Fasth was injured in a collision in practice on Wednesdaya Oilers forward Nail Yakupov missed his fourth straight game with an ankle injurya Sharks forward Logan Couture was unable to play after he suffered a lower-body injury while blocking a shot in Wednesdays game in Calgary. Also out for the Sharks were forwards Tomas Hertl (knee) and Raffi Torres, both out with knee injuries. Defenceman Brad Stuart played his second game back since missing 13 games with an upper-body injurya Sharks winger Adam Burish left the game in the second period after taking a hard shot to his hand. ' ' '