Canada heads into the world alpine ski championship with medal potential but little momentum.Races start Tuesday in Beaver Creek, Colo., with womens super-G. Larisa Yurkiw of Owen Sound, Ont., hopes to build on winning the first World Cup medal of her career this season.Former world mens downhill champion Erik Guay and Olympic super-G bronze medallist Jan Hudec wont compete in the world championship because of knee issues.Manuel Osborne-Paradis won World Cup silver to open his season, but the man alongside Guay and Hudec in Canadas big three had a rough January.He hasnt raced since crashing Jan. 18 in Wengen, Switzerland. Osborne-Paradis wiped out again a few days later in a training run in Kitzbuehel, Austria, and withdrew from that race.The 30-year-old from Invermere, B.C., has severe bruising on his right side. Osborne-Paradis was preparing to race in pain unless it dissipates before Wednesdays super-G and Saturdays downhill.Im a competitor and theres nothing that I want to do more than ski fast, he said. I really think a big part of how I do is if I can start getting used to skiing with the pain.Slalom specialist Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., continues to hover near the podium, but has yet to step on it this season.The World Cup circuit measures a skiers consistency over a season. The bi-annual world alpine championship is a test of performance on demand similar to the Winter Olympics.The competitiveness is as high as the Olympics for us, Yurkiw said. Its just that the Olympics is the one everyone watches.The world championship rarely leaves Europe. The last gathering in North America of the worlds top skiers was in nearby Vail in 1999. Racing as close to home as the event ever gets, Canadas 14-skier team could use the spark of a medal.The Canadian mens speed team is familiar with Beaver Creeks Birds of Prey course. Its been a regular mens World Cup stop since 1999. Osborne-Paradis doesnt love it.For a course that already doesnt suit my abilities as a ski racer, its going to be tough to get my head wrapped around doing well here, he said. Its steeper and I do better on medium terrain.The new womens Raptor track hosted a test World Cup in 2013 when Yurkiw was 15th in super-G. Shell race the downhill Friday.Its definitely a rugged course, she said. You have to have hair on your chest for this track.Canadians won back-to-back mens downhill titles in 2009 (John Kucera) and 2011 (Guay). Kucera has since retired. Guay is still coming back from a pair of off-season knee surgeries. The 33-year-old from Mont-Tremblant, Que., has pushed back his projected return to racing until after the world championships.Calgarys Hudec, a downhill silver medallist in 2007, underwent knee surgery last month.The last world championship medals won by Canadian women were Melanie Turgeons downhill gold and Allison Forsyths giant slalom bronze in 2003.Gagnon is a contender in next weeks slalom if she can string together two fast runs instead of just one. Shes also one to watch in next Mondays combined event of a slalom and a downhill. Gagnon became the first Canadian woman to win a World Cup combined event in 2013.Yurkiw finished second in a womens downhill Jan. 16 in Cortina, Italy, for her first career World Cup medal. The 26-year-old was also fourth in Lake Louise, Alta., in December to help her to a current world ranking of ninth.Erik Read of Banff, Alta., will make his world championship debut in Colorado. Hes the son of former Crazy Canuck Ken Read. Torontos Philip Brown, Ottawas Dustin Cook, Morgan Pridy of Whistler, B.C., Ben Thomsen of Invermere and Calgarys Trevor Philp round out the mens team.Yurkiw and Gagnon will be joined on the womens squad by Erin Mielzynski of Collingwood, Ont., Marie-Pier Prefontaine of Mont-Saint-Sauveur, Que., Torontos Candace Crawford, Valerie Grenier of Mont-Tremblant, Que., and Mikaela Tommy of Wakefield, Que.The world alpine championship concludes Feb. 15. Fake Jerseys . Mark Van Guilder, Austin Watson and Colton Sissons also scored for the Admirals (22-13-10), who are 2-0-2 in their last four outings, while Roussel tacked on an assist for a two-point night. Greg Pateryn scored once for the Bulldogs (20-22-4), who lost their fifth straight contest, and also assisted on Gabriel Dumonts goal. Cheap Jerseys . - The Oakland Athletics have finalized an agreement on a 10-year extension to play at the Coliseum through the 2024 season. https://www.fakejerseyswholesale.com/. 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Oiler Sam Gagner stole the puck in the neutral zone and danced around defender Brian Strait before sending it on net, where Hall was able to slip it past goalie Evgeni Nabokov 2:29 into the overtime session. "I had a very one-sided conversation with them," Eakins said of the second period intermission. "Id rather we didnt wait until the last four minutes of the second period to get going. We have been preaching the way to play and it wasnt until near the end of the second that we understood what we needed to do and we carried it on to the third." Gagner agreed that the teams needed a kick in the behind after their sorry start. "We werent happy with the way we played the first two periods and we talked a lot about it in between the second and the third," he said. "We started doing the things that make you successful in the third. We were getting pucks deep and forechecking and it was a big reason we were able to come away with the win." Ryan Smyth and Philip Larsen also scored for the Oilers (22-34-8), who have won two games in a row and are 7-2-2 in their last 11 games. Frans Nielsen and Anders Lee responded for the Islanders (24-32-9), who have lost 10 of their last 13 games. The Islanders have also lost 10 games this season in which they led heading into the third period. "I wish I had an answer for that," said New York forward Michael Grabner. "We have to try and bare down. We had some chances on some two-on-ones that we didnt take advantage of. We have to try and make it 3-0, and 4-0 and not just sit back. "Its been happening too much lately." Islanders coach Jack Capuano said his team simply cant afford to let up late in a game. "We made mistakes, we talk about this all the time," he said. "You have to teach and you have to learn from it. At some point, theyre going to have to realize those little things, the moment you stop moving your feet or get out of position its going to cost you." New York started the scoring with a short-handed marker midway through the first period. Gagner coughed up the puck in the Islanders zone, allowing a two-on-one that saw Nielsen elect to shoot the puck himself, beating Oilers starting goalie Ben Scrivens top corner for his 19th goal of the season. It was the 11th short-handed goal Edmonton has allowed this season. New York made it 2-0 with a minute-and-a-half left in the opening frame as Lee was able to tip a Strait shot through Scrivens legs. It was the Islanders rookies fourth goal in just his five career NHL games. Thhe Islanders outshot Edmonton 13-4 in the first period.dddddddddddd Edmonton continued to have trouble getting quality scoring chances on Nabokov in the scoreless second period. The Oilers had some shots late in the second to make the totals look better, but the shots still favoured New York 23-14 after 40 minutes. Edmonton managed to avoid being shutout for the ninth time this season on a memorable power-play goal by Smyth. Jordan Eberle made a nice feed to a hard-charging Smyth and he shovelled the puck past Nabokov. With the goal, he tied Glenn Anderson for the most power-play goals in Oilers franchise history with 126, one up on Wayne Gretzky who was at the game in advance of a team-sponsored breakfast on Friday morning. "Its an honour even to be mentioned with guys like Gretzky and Anderson," Smyth said. "I played a lot longer than those guys, but they set the bar high and you want to try and match it. The way it all worked out, it was an emotional ride not knowing if I was staying or going at the trade deadline. To be here and to tie this record is awesome." Edmonton continued to buzz and managed to tie the game with just 3:07 left as Larsen picked the puck off the boards and went hard to the net before shooting the puck off the side of the post and in for his second of the season. Larsen has been battling dizzy spells since December and had only played in one of Edmontons previous 26 games. Scrivens made a huge breakaway save on Grabner to send the game to extra time. The Islanders get back to action right away, playing the third of a four-game road trip in Calgary on Friday. The Oilers are off until Sunday, when they conclude a five-game homestand against the Los Angeles Kings. Notes: It was the second and final meeting of the season between the two teams. The Oilers lost a 3-2 decision in New York in their first match-up back on Oct. 17, however the Islanders have lost three straight in Edmonton, where they have not won since March of 2003a Both teams were looking a little different after Wednesdays trade deadline as the Oilers dealt long-serving forward Ales Hemsky and defenceman Nick Schultz, while the Islanders traded away forward Tomas Vanek after less than a year on Long Island. Neither team got roster players back in returna With Schultz dealt to Columbus and Corey Potter picked up on waivers by Boston, defenceman Philip Larsen was called back up after being placed on the waiver wire a day earliera Recently-acquired goalie Viktor Fasht arrived in Edmonton after being traded to the Oilers from Anaheim on Tuesday, but served as the backup to Scrivensa With Vanek traded and John Tavares (knee) sidelined for the season, the Islanders are now without two of their top three scorers this season. Also out for the game was forward Eric Boulton, who exited New Yorks last game with a hand injurya Oilers defenceman Jeff Petry left the game after the first period with a back problem. ' ' '