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Now that was ugly. Myles Straw Jersey . No, not the thrashing the Europeans gave to the Americans at the Ryder Cup. That was a strong performance by the defending champions, but it was more or less expected. They came in as favourites and delivered. The ugly part was what came after, when Phil Mickelson threw a string of verbal Molotov cocktails into the smoking wreckage of the U.S. team. Lefty, reportedly still pouting after being sent to the bench for all of Saturday, used the final press conference to push Tom Watson off the edge of the cliff, saying his system didnt work and that players werent consulted. At the very least, this wasnt a stab in the back. Mickelson lobbed his bombs while sitting at the same table as Watson. If you ever wondered why the Americans have trouble pulling together to win one of these things, Exhibit A is now up for viewing. Yes, he was answering questions, but it was a classless, heartless move by Mickelson, against a guy who merely tried to find a way to get 12 players who were underperforming to win points. Watson took the high road in response, as did Jim Furyk, when he was asked his opinion. Mickelson should have done the same, and got on his plane and headed home. Alone. Ryder Cups arent won by the captains; theyre won by the players and the Americans simply stunk as a whole. Perhaps there were a few things Watson could have done differently. He might have sat Mickelson and Keegan Bradley on Friday afternoon, then brought them back on Saturday for one or two sessions. Or he might have asked the golfers who they wanted as a partner, although it seemed the pairings went pretty much to form. No, the real reason the Americans lost is because they were awful. Bubba Watson went 0-3. Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk both went 1-3. Zach Johnson managed a half-point. Rickie Fowler, in two Ryder Cups, is still looking for his first win. No pod system is going to make putts for you or help you hit fairways. Even if you get the team invested, you still have to play stunning golf to beat Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Justin Rose. What Mickelsons comments do is turn what could have been a graceful defeat into an ugly ending. They fan the flames of a lack of team atmosphere, about discussions of dissension or, at the very least, individualism rather than cohesiveness. All that fun on the ping-pong table in the team room now seems rather shallow. Perhaps Tom Watson wasnt the right choice as captain and maybe his style wasnt right. But to carve him up in front of the press – including those genteel tabloid types of the U.K. – was simply not right. I know one thing for certain: I wouldnt want Phil Mickelson as my captain down the road. Jeff Kent Jersey . 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The Oilers attempt to remain unbeaten at home against the East on Tuesday night, when they go for a fourth straight win against the Ottawa Senators. Edmonton (6-9-1) has won six of eight interconference games, winning all four at home while compiling 15 goals. The Oilers have scored 16 while going 0-7-1 against the West at any venue. That trend continued Tuesday, when Edmonton gave up three first-period goals and never recovered in a 3-2 loss at Nashville following road wins over Buffalo and the New York Rangers. Coach Dallas Eakins wants a complete performance. We got our feet underneath us. We had a good meeting (in the intermission). I thought we were better in the remaining two periods but it was too big a hole, Eakins told the teams official website. Our next step is finding a way to play 60 minutes every night. Thats how the playoff teams play. The Oilers, tied with Arizona and Colorado for the fewest points in the conference, are looking for another productive outing from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The center has totaled eight of his 11 points against the East, including all five of his goals. He had one goal and one assist in a 3-1 win at New York on Sunday and set up Benoit Pouliots tally against the Predators. Pouliot has two goals and one assist in the past two games after getting four points in tthe first 14. Justin Verlander Jersey. Jordan Eberle has chipped in with an assist in each of the last two contests after he failed to muster any points with a minus-3 rating over the previous two. The right wing shares the team lead in scoring with Nugent-Hopkins at 11 points, collecting five in four home games. Eberle found the net in a 3-2 home win over the Senators (7-4-4) on March 4 that completed a series sweep, and Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and an assist in a 3-1 win at Ottawa on Oct. 19, 2013. The Senators are trying to snap a season-high three-game slide (0-1-2). They rallied three times to tie the score before Craig Anderson allowed a goal with 54.4 seconds left in overtime of Tuesdays 4-3 loss to Vancouver. Its great we battled to get a point out of it, center Kyle Turris said. I think we got stronger as the game went on. Thats kind of how we have been playing. Turris has two goals and one assist in two games, matching his point total from his nine prior. He may be looking forward to continuing this three-game road trip through Western Canada since hes notched seven points in seven away games compared to three in eight at home. Anderson will likely be back in net after his 33 saves against the Canucks werent enough. However, hes put together a 1.96 goals-against average with two shutouts while going 4-2-3 and has made at least 30 saves in eight of his nine starts. Hes won four of his last five visits to Edmonton behind a 1.58 GAA and two shutouts. ' ' '
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