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( - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. The Canucks began the John Tortorella era on Thursday in San Jose, but the new head coachs debut didnt go well. Vancouver was handed a 4-1 loss by the Sharks, so Tortorella will try to earn his first win with the Canucks on home ice. Vancouver opened the scoring Thursday with a power-play goal from Jason Garrison in the first period, but Brent Burns tallied the first of San Joses four unanswered goals in the second stanza. The Canucks were swept by the Sharks in the first round of the playoffs last year, prompting Vancouver to fire head coach Alain Vigneault and bring in Tortorella. Roberto Luongo gave up all four goals on 35 shots in defeat, but he did help the Canucks kill off all eight of San Joses power-play opportunities. "The first 10 minutes we played the way we should," Tortorella said. "Then after we scored, we turned a couple over and we lost the momentum." Vancouver was 15-6-3 as the home team last season and is playing four of its next five games as the host. The Canucks and Oilers have been divisional foes for decades, but the clubs are now members of the Pacific Division after spending recent seasons in the now-defunct Northwest. The clubs met five times during the lockout-shortened season of 2013 and Edmonton claimed three of those encounters. Vancouver, which won the Northwest Division title in each of the previous five seasons, has claimed six of nine overall in its series against the Oilers. Edmonton also has lost four of five and nine of the last 11 matchups at Rogers Arena. The Oilers also are aiming to rebound from a season-opening loss after dropping a 5-4 home decision to Winnipeg on Tuesday. The setback came in the NHL head coaching debut of Dallas Eakins, who is Edmontons fifth different head coach in the last six seasons. Edmonton held a 4-2 lead in the second period of Tuesdays game before allowing Winnipeg to notch three unanswered goals to pull off the comeback. Michael Frolik scored the game-winner for the Jets with 5:02 remaining in the third period. Devan Dubnyk suffered through a difficult season debut, making just 23 saves and surrendering all five goals in the setback. "I just got to be better," Dubnyk said. "I got to give these guys a better opportunity of winning the game." Boyd Gordon and Jesse Joensuu both scored in their first game with the Oilers after signing as free agents in the offseason. Mike Brown and Ales Hemsky were Edmontons other goal scorers. After Saturdays tilt in British Columbia, the Oilers will head back home for games against New Jersey and Montreal. Edmonton will then follow the two-game residency with six straight on the road. Ryan Nugetn-Hopkins will miss his second game to begin the season due to left shoulder surgery he underwent in April, but Eakins said on Friday that the forward will return sooner than expected on Monday versus the Devils. Mark Duper Womens Jersey .m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Packers by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD — New England 7-4, Green Bay 5-5-1SERIES RECORD — Tied 5-5. Nat Moore Youth Jersey . 1 Caroline Wozniacki and three-time champion Serena Williams cruised into the semifinals, while last years runner-up Vera Zvonareva succumbed to Aussie Samantha Stosur in Thursdays womens quarterfinal action at the U. . -- The Grand Rapids Griffins scored three goals in 33 seconds of the second period en route to defeating the Hamilton Bulldogs 6-1 in American Hockey League action on Friday. Minkah Fitzpatrick Jersey Mark Duper Jersey . -- Damian Lillard couldnt believe when he got a clear look at the rim.ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Now that Tampa Bays David Price is slated to earn the biggest single-season salary in Rays history, the three-time All-Star hopes he remains part of the budget-minded franchises plans for 2014. The team announced Thursday that the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner agreed to a $14 million, one-year deal. However, the agreement doesnt eliminate the possibility of a trade. "I still have the mindset moving forward that I want to be with the Rays," said Price, who at the end of last season seemed resigned to the fact that hed probably be dealt during the off-season. The 28-year-old has been the subject of trade speculation after going 10-8 with a 3.33 ERA last year while earning $10,112,500. He is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season, and the Rays likely wont be in a position to pay the type of money Price could earn on the open market. If hes traded, Price believes it wouldnt be before Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka decides where to sign. Teams have until Jan. 24 to reach an agreement with Tanaka, a 25-year-old right-hander who was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA last year for the Japan Series champion Rakuten Golden Eagles. Price believes the Rays, whove made thhe playoffs four of the past six seasons, could have one of the best teams again in 2014.dddddddddddd "I want to be part of it. I think were going to have a really good season," Price stressed, adding a trade after the start of spring training likely would leave a "bad taste" in the mouths of teammates whod also like to see him remain with the Rays. Prices 2013 season was interrupted by his first stint on the disabled list, caused by a strained triceps. He went 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA, 102 strikeouts and just 13 walks in 18 starts after coming off the DL on July 2, spurring the Rays drive for a playoff berth. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft is 71-39 over parts of six seasons and is Tampa Bays career leader in ERA (3.19) and winning percentage (.645). Price became the franchises first 20-game winner in 2012, when he edged Detroits Justin Verlander in AL Cy Young balloting. He was a 19-game winner in 2010, his first full season in the majors. The left-handers salary for 2014 will account for a significant portion of a projected payroll of about $72 million. Carlos Pena earned $10.25 million in 2010, the previous season high for the Rays. ' ' '

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