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1-0 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.Peter Budaj, whos filled in admirably in goal while Jonathan Quick (lower b

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EUGENE, Ore. -- Chris Boucher met the news that he had come within one rebound of being Oregons first 20-20 man in 40 seasons with his signature shrug.It didnt matter if I got 20, he said. I was just doing my job.Boucher had 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds to lead No. 22 Oregon to an 81-67 victory over Montana on Tuesday night.Dylan Ennis added 22 points for the Ducks (9-2), who won their seventh straight and extended the nations third-longest home winning streak to 32 games. Payton Pritchard had 12 points.But the night belonged to Boucher. The last Duck to have at least 20 points and 20 rebounds was the late Greg Ballard in a five-overtime game against California in 1977.Chris absolutely saved us, Oregon coach Dana Altman said. His 19 rebounds were the difference in the game.His activity increases so much when hes around the basket and rebounds. I couldnt take him off the floor because I wasnt sure wed get a rebound if he wasnt out there.Oregon took control of the game with a 9-0 run midway through the second half for its first double-digit lead. The Ducks shot 51.7 percent (30 of 58) for the game but struggled at the free throw line, hitting just 15 of 25.Ahmaad Rorie, who played his freshman season at Oregon before transferring in 2015, led the Grizzlies (3-8) with 19 points. Michael Oguine and Walter Wright added 12 each.Montana missed 10 of its first 11 shots but built a 21-14 lead when Oregon went 7 1/2 minutes without a field goal. The culprit was five turnovers in a span of six possessions by Altmans count.Good teams dont do that, he said. Our guards have got to get it moving better.Our ball movement and player movement is just slow. Were supposed to be pushing it and flowing into something.The Ducks had 11 of their 13 turnovers by halftime. They bounced back with a 14-2 run late in the first half and never trailed the rest of the way.Boucher led Oregon to a 40-34 edge in rebounds. It was his first double-double of the season and 10th of his career.He also had five of the eight blocked shots by the Ducks, who lead the nation at 8.8 per game.BIG PICTUREMontana is off to its worst nonconference start under third-year coach Travis DeCuire. The Grizzlies, who have finished 14-4 in the Big Sky the past two seasons, were picked for second by the media and fourth by the coaches.Oregons search for two solid halves against anything but an overmatched opponent continues with just two games left before the Pac-12 season begins. The defending conference champions continue to bring preseason All-America Dillon Brooks off the bench.POLL IMPLICATIONSOregon picked up two spots after falling 20 over the past several weeks from its all-time high of No. 4. The tick upward makes the Ducks Pac-12s opening week all the more intriguing against No. 2 UCLA and No. 24 Southern Cal.STAT OF THE NIGHT: The Ducks won their 100th game in Matthew Knight Arena. They are 50-2 in nonconference games and 50-11 against Pac-12 foes in their 6-year-old home.GLUE GUY: Ennis, the sixth-year transfer from Villanova coming off a medical redshirt season, had his best shooting game as a Duck, hitting 7 of 10 overall and 3 of 5 from 3-point range to go with three assists and two blocks.UP NEXTMontana gets its last shot at a nonconference road win at UC Riverside on Saturday night. The Grizzlies are 0-5 away from Missoula.Oregon plays its only game away from Eugene during December when it faces UNLV in Portland on Saturday night. The Ducks host No. 2 UCLA to open Pac-12 play in two weeks. Cheap Air Max Nz . Wall made the comment in a speech to a Regina business crowd that included Lesnar. 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CHICAGO -- To hear coach Joel Quenneville and captain Jonathan Toews talk about it, the Chicago Blackhawks are overcoming their early season jitters.But for a franchise thats won three Stanley Cups since 2010, they readily admit that theres still plenty of room for improvement.Chicago opens a three-game homestand Sunday night at the United Center against the Los Angeles Kings, who wrap up a two-game road trip in a building where they struggled in recent years.Nearly three weeks into the season, the Blackhawks penalty killing unit has been abysmal, allowing 15 goals in 30 short-handed situations to rank last in the league. The unit was third in the NHL as recently as the 2012-13 campaign, and finished in the top 20 each of the next two seasons before slumping to 22nd overall in 2015-16.I still think theres some areas we still got to feel that we can be better at look, and build on positives that weve achieved, Quenneville told the teams official website Saturday, one day after Chicago (4-3-1) rallied for a 3-2 overtime victory against New Jersey. As a group, lets take pride in working together, and lets make sure we get good pressure up ice, good pressure on entries, good clears, shooting lanes, all things that lead to having an effective ... penalty killing unit.Chicago killed off three of the Devils four power plays, and recent history against the Kings indicates that trend could continue. The Blackhawks have killed off 21 of Los Angeles 23 power-play opportunities while posting a 6-3-1 record over their last 10 matchups.We know this start to the year, theres been a few bumps in the road, but we know theres so much improvement and so much potential on this team. Were going to get better and better, said Toews, who assisted on Marian Hossas power-play goal late in regulation against the Devils that made it 2-2.Toews scored 28 goals in each of the last three seasons, but is still in search of his first in 2016-17. That will tie him with Ken Wharram for 10th on Chicagos all-time list with 251.I know its a long year and Ive had similar starts to this so Im not worried but definitely want to keep shooting the puck and having a nose for the net and know theyre going to start going in, Toews said.Chicago is 9-1-1 on home ice when Toews records a point against the Kings.Quenneville said Saturday that Corey Crawford will start in goal. He is 8-5-0 with a 2.83 goals-against average in 13 ccareer starts versus the Kings.ddddddddddddQuenneville also said he likes how Crawford has played recently, including a 30-save outing against the Devils.I thought hes been really good the last couple of games, they were his two best and (Friday night) was one of those games where the goalie was a big factor in us getting two points, Quenneville said.The Blackhawks were 1-1-1 against the Kings in 2015-16, with the season series capped by a 5-0 loss at home on March 14 with Crawford in net.Even though Los Angeles (4-4-0) skated away with that lopsided win, it was only the second in its last seven regular-season visits to the Windy City going back to February 2013.The Kings try to bounce back after their four-game winning streak was snapped with a 1-0 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.Peter Budaj, whos filled in admirably in goal while Jonathan Quick (lower body) and Jeff Zatkoff (groin) recover from injuries, allowed the lone goal early in the third period. He dropped to 4-1-0 with a 2.12 GAA and .906 save percentage in five starts this season.I think we worked hard, and its a tough building against a very strong team, so thats still not an excuse, Budaj told the Kings official website. ... Sometimes the bounces dont go your way, but you just have to regroup and get ready for tomorrow.However, Budaj hasnt faced Chicago since April 9, 2014, while playing for Montreal. Budaj is 0-3-1 in his last four matchups with Chicago, and 1-5-1 with a 3.73 GAA in seven games versus the Blackhawks since November 2008.As they prepare to play back-to-back games for the first time this season, backup goalie Jack Campbell could make his first NHL appearance in just over three years. Campbell, the 11th overall pick by Dallas in the 2010 NHL Draft, made his debut against Anaheim on Oct. 20, 2013, and gave up six goals on 47 shots in the Stars 6-3 loss.New captain Anze Kopitar led the Kings with four points (goal, three assists) in three games against Chicago in 2016-17. Hes tied for second on the team with six points, one behind Alec Martinez.Los Angeles may be without defenseman Brayden McNabb, who left Saturdays game with an upper body injury following a collision with Colton Parayko. Kings coach Darryl Sutter said McNabb (two goals in seven games) will be re-evaluated Sunday. ' ' '

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