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QUEBEC - Dustin Tokarski is making a case to win the back-up goaltending job with the Montreal Canadiens.Tokarski made 27 saves and Brandon Prust got the game-winning goal on a third-period breakaway as the Canadiens downed a strong Colorado Avalanche lineup 3-2 in NHL pre-season play on Friday night.Tokarski is trying to dislodge incumbent Peter Budaj as back-up to Carey Price. He was picked ahead of Budaj when Price was hurt in the Eastern Conference final in the spring, but Budaj is thought to have the edge because he has a year left on a one-way NHL contract. Tokarski played very well, coach Michel Therrien said. We saw in the playoffs last spring that hes a battler, a gamer.He made some good saves and the guys around him tried to help him by protecting the front of the net.Jiri Sekac and Sven Andrighetto also scored as Montreal swept a two-game series on consecutive nights from the Avalanche, both by 3-2 scores. Budaj stopped all 17 shots he faced in 31 minutes of action on Thursday night.Erik Johnson and Ryan OReilly scored for Colorado.Colorado, which was the home team, dressed something close to a full NHL lineup while Montreal barely met the minimum of eight NHL players or first round draft picks.But the Canadiens werent overwhelmed, and the line of Sekac, Andrighetto and Jacob de la Rose created several dangerous scoring chances. All three are battling for what may be one open roster spot on right wing, with the 22-year-old Sekac likely leading the race.Therrien said he wasnt being disrespectful of Quebec City fans by dressing mostly prospects, but he needed to get a good look at his youngsters before cuts are made.The two teams put on a good show and I think the fans saw that, he said. I need to evaluate the young players in our organization to see how far theyve progressed.The Avalanche were the Quebec Nordiques until 1995 and they got a rousing ovation from the sell-out crowd of 15,074 at what will likely be the last NHL game played at the Pepsi Colisee, as a new rink is nearing completion nearby. The Canadiens were booed.Joe Sakic, the former Nordiques star who is now vice president in Colorado, got a huge cheer when he shown on the scoreboard. And Avs coach Patrick Roy, a Quebec City native who ran the junior Quebec Remparts before taking the Colorado coaching job last season, is always an attraction.But the new rink is scheduled to open Sept. 15, and if the teams return for a pre-season game next year, it will be in a shiny new venue.Canadiens centre David Desharnais, who is from the Quebec City area, appreciated one last chance to play at the faded, old-fashioned Colisee.We were thinking more about playing in a new rink if we come back next year rather than playing the last game in the Colisee, said Desharnais. The ice was bad. The puck was bouncing everywhere. And it was really hot in the building.But if it really is the last NHL game here, Im glad I got a chance to play in it and win the game.Colorado opened the scoring on a power play at 17:40 when Johnson took a cross-ice pass from Matt Duchene and beat Tokarski from the left circle.Sekac just missed a scoring chance when Andrighetto kept the puck in at the blue-line and saw his long shot deflect off Johnsons back and fool Semyon Varlamov 8:54 into the second frame.Gabriel Dumont hit a goalpost, then shot the puck over the glass for a delay of game penalty. Colorado didnt take long to score on the power play as OReilly found room in front to beat Tokarski with a low shot 3:52 into the third.But moments later, Sekac used second effort to circle the net and stuff in a goal.Then Desharnais sent Prust in alone to flip a backhand shot over Varlamov. Custom St. Louis Cardinals Nike Jerseys . 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He has led the Dolphins (5-3) to three consecutive victories, and theyre above .500 at midseason for the first time since 2003.Hes the reason were playing well, guard Mike Pouncey said.Ryan is doing a great job for the last four or five weeks, receiver Mike Wallace said. Hopefully he can keep it up. Everybody knows he has the potential, man.Tannehill has received informal mentoring from Marino, who was hired in August as a special adviser to the team owner, and has heard words of encouragement from Griese, a broadcast analyst for the team. But the biggest reason for Tannehills recent improvement might be his increasing familiarity with the offence installed by first-year co-ordinator Bill Lazor.There is a comfort level, Lazor said, in the fact that all the different options that occur on some of these pass plays, hes just had a chance to see them, so he isnt surprised when they happen.As a result, Tannehill said its easier for him to review his own work lately. He converted from receiver to quarterback as a junior at Texas A&M and is still learning the position.Im not where I want to be at by any stretch, but Im progressing, he said. Im seeing improvements. I see better throws and see the ball coming out quicker.Lazors game plans lately have taken advantage of Tannehills athleticism by mixing rollouts, read options and short passes to a diverse cast of receivers. He struggles with his accuracy on deep passes, so Lazor has reduced the number of long throws in recent games.The Dolphins play Sunday at Detroit. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said his team will be braced for a quarterback whos on a roll — and can run.I had a chhance to watch him as a college player and found him to be an unusual cat, one of those guys who has a real good presence, whos adept at running and throwing, Caldwell said.dddddddddddd. He keeps his eyes downfield and can hurt you on the flank, which he has done time and time again.Tannehill is averaging 6.8 yards per pass, which ranks 28th in the league, but 7.9 per rush. He has rushed for more yards this season (245) than Marino totalled in his career (87).Thanks to a much-improved offensive line, Tannehill is also benefiting from the best pass protection of his three-year career. He has been only sacked 17 times, compared with last years franchise record 58.But six weeks ago, there was speculation Tannehill might be on the verge of losing his job. Following a dismal loss to Kansas City, coach Joe Philbin declined to give an embattled Tannehill a public vote of confidence, fanning a brief quarterback controversy.Tannehill conceded the situation bothered him, and Philbin eventually acknowledged he mishandled the situation and created a locker room distraction. But while Tannehill has since played much better, he repeatedly denied the tempest served as a catalyst.I just think the more we play in this offence and the more comfortable I get, and the more the guys around me get comfortable, you see guys making plays all over the field, Tannehill said.He quashed the talk of a change at quarterback by throwing for 278 yards in a rout of Oakland. He went 25 for 32 in an easy victory at Chicago. And last week he had perhaps his best game yet, throwing for 288 yards and three scores in a 37-0 win over San Diego.We got worked over, Chargers linebacker Andre Gachkar said. Not a lot of quarterbacks in the league can make some of the throws he made.Marino and Griese might agree; both are fans of Tannehills work. But a problem could arise if they ever offer him conflicting advice.I cant choose between those two, Tannehill said. Theyre both Hall of Famers.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve_Wine ' ' '

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