LOS ANGELES -- After earning his first NHL shutout in only his second career start, Martin Jones might be yet another potential star in the Los Angeles Kings crease. Henrik Borgstrom Jersey . Or he might be further proof that any good goalie can be great with the Kings formidable defence in front of him, particularly against the feckless New York Islanders. Even Jones was leaning toward the latter theory after the Kings 3-0 victory Saturday night, but the teammates chanting his name in the dressing room gave him a bit more credit. "Its easy to play with confidence when youre behind these guys," said Jones, who made 16 saves. "They take a lot of pride in their defensive zone, and we did a great job. The guys have been awesome since Ive been up here. Its a great group of guys, and Im happy to be able to get a couple of wins for them." Anze Kopitar scored in another dominant defensive performance by Los Angeles, which hasnt allowed more than two non-shootout goals in any game since Nov. 2, earning a point in 14 of those 15 contests. Dustin Brown also scored and Tyler Toffoli added an empty-net goal for the Kings, who won their third straight overall despite a power play thats in an 0-for-33 slump. Before beating Anaheim four days ago in his NHL debut, Jones spent the previous three weeks backing up Scrivens during Jonathan Quicks absence with a long-term groin injury. "Its been awesome to see both (Scrivens and Jones) come in and play as well as they have," Brown said. "We have a lot of guys that do the right thing defensively. All of our team is sticking with it, and you see the results in games like this." Although Scrivens skated out first for the Kings warmups, coach Darryl Sutter told Jones in the late afternoon he would get his second straight start. Sutter wouldnt say why he chose Jones over Scrivens, or who might play first on the Kings upcoming road trip. Jones followed up his 9-for-9 shootout performance against Anaheim with a perfect effort against the Islanders, who have lost nine in a row. "It wasnt an easy game to play in," Islanders forward Kyle Okposo said. "Obviously, theyre a really good hockey team for a reason. They all buy in and play the game the right way. They played their systems well tonight, and we just had a tough time." Kevin Poulin stopped 21 shots for the Islanders, on their longest losing streak since dropping a franchise-record 14 straight in late 2010. New York has lost nine straight road games since Nov. 1, getting outscored 38-14 during its longest road skid since 1998-99. "I know what our record is, but its not like were getting dominated in these games," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "If were not going to score any goals, its going to be tough for us. We didnt generate (anything) on our power play, and thats probably the difference." After a scoreless first period, Islanders captain John Tavares set up his teammates for a pair of fine scoring chances during second-period power plays, but Thomas Vanek and Brock Nelson both failed to capitalize. Josh Bailey missed his own chance, clanging a backhand off the crossbar on a near-breakaway. Kopitar finally got the Kings on the board thanks to an exceptional long pass from Alec Martinez, who found his Slovenian teammate lightly marked at the far blue line. Kopitar slipped into the slot and used a slick move to score his eighth goal. The Kings perennial leading scorer has 20 points in the last 22 games. Brown added his sixth goal midway through the third period, capitalizing on confusion behind Poulin to gather the puck for an easy wraparound score. The Kings captain is having a rough offensive season, but has scored goals in consecutive games for the first time since late March. NOTES: New York dressed rookie C Nelson and scratched C Peter Regin, who had missed just one game all season. Regin is scoreless in his last 17 games. Poulin made his first start in a week after Anders Nilsson played the Isles last three games. ... Los Angeles wore its purple-and-gold throwback jerseys on a "Legends Night" honouring Hall of Fame defenceman Larry Murphy, who set NHL records for most assists and points by a rookie defenceman with the Kings in 1981. ... The Kings open a four-game trip Tuesday in Montreal. ... New York has lost on the first two stops of its five-game West Coast road swing. Owen Tippett Jersey .com) - Former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya is joining the Major League Baseball Players Association staff as a senior advisor to executive director Tony Clark. Mark Pysyk Jersey . Stiverne stopped Chris Arreola in the sixth round Saturday night, claiming the WBC heavyweight title belt vacated by Vitali Klitschko. http://www.hockeypanthersofficialonline.com/colton-sceviour-hockey-jersey/ . Maria Silvia Bastos Marques, president of the EOM (Municipal Olympic Company), will be leaving her post but will remain as an advisor, a city hall statement said Tuesday.TORONTO - After weeks of rumour and speculation about his future in MLS, star striker Jermain Defoe presented his side of the story Wednesday.Bottom line? The 31-year-old English international is happy to be back in Toronto and any transfer talk was out of his hands.Toronto FC has acknowledged turning down a franchise-record bid for Defoe at the closing of the summer transfer window and the talk did not stop there. Such speculation, said Defoe, is part of football and players have no control over offers from other clubs.In England, its normal a€” where theres speculation about players leaving, players going ... At the end of the day Im still a TFC player and Im totally committed to the cause, he told a news conference Wednesday, his first public comments since returning from England where he had been nursing a groin injury.For me it was sort of like Oh here we go again, he added. It was just normal. I didnt really pay too much attention to it because I think my main focus was trying to get fit. People that know me, they know I love playing football and I find it really it difficult to be on the sidelines. Especially at such a crucial time, pushing for the playoffs. I want to be involved, I want to score goals, I want to push the club forward.It was a polished 17 1/2-minute solo performance from Defoe, sitting at a table in front of a sizable media corps in the upstairs lounge at TFCs training centre. Defoe had shrugged off help from handlers in advance, saying he knew what he wanted to say.I never came out anyway and said I wanted to leave, Defoe, tattoos peeking out from a black T-shirt above jeans, said by way of summary.One suspects Defoes agent did not sit on his hands during the transfer window and who can blame him. Goal-scoring strikers are always in demand and Defoe has ties to the likes of Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp.Still Defoe single-handedly managed to stuff the transfer genie back into the bottle, at least for a while.I dont know whats going to happen in the future. All I can say to the fans is Im fully committed, he said.And with a salary listed at US$6.18 million this season, not to mention a reported list of perks that would do Van Halen proud, the five-foot-seven striker is not exactly roughing it on this side of the Atlantic.He is back but not yet fully healthy.Defoe ran Tuesday, only the second time since the injury, and said there was no negative reaction. He did some work in the gym Wednesday and hopes to be back in full training Monday. An Oct. 4 game against the Galaxy in Los Angeles seems the first possible return date.He said patience is the key, given he had made the mistake of coming back too fast in the past.Toronto (10-11-7) could use him. With six games remaining, the seventh-place team is three points out of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.Defoe has missed 12 games this season through injury or suspension but still leads the team in scoring with 11 goals in 16 MLS contests. He has played 150 minutes, appearing in two of TFCs 11 league games siince July 19. Florida Panthers Jerseys. .If anything, he says he wants more football. He said going out on loan to another club to keep sharp for the next MLS season was not out of the question, with Redknapp having already made the suggestion.Its something Ive thought about doing before I come back, so Im ready to go and Im sharp and Im fit, Defoe said.Given his recent health problems, which have been blamed on playing back-to-back English and MLS seasons, adding to his football schedule would seem to be a gamble, however.He himself acknowledged he had played 14-15 months straightAgain I love my football and Ive always tried to look after my body. Im someone whos tee-total, I dont drink, I always do my stuff in the gym.Defoe insisted he has enjoyed his North American experience, calling it amazing.I think Im lucky enough to be at a fantastic football club with special fans. Ive said that many times. And theres some fantastic people at the football club. From Day 1, I walked into the changing rooms, the players downstairs, all the boys have been fantastic. I think that helped me settle in and I felt at home.Its then just down to me to get on the pitch and perform. I love scoring goals. I love playing football.There have been no shortage of stories about Defoes future on either side of the Atlantic and some made their way through to Defoe despite his best efforts.I just tried to blank it out, he said. Obviously you see things on the TV. Social medias powerful when you see things. But I just tried to block it out and just concentrate on getting myself fit so I can come back and push for the playoffs.Some stories left a mark. The former West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham striker made a point of denying one story that had him texting former manager Ryan Nelsen to say If youre gone, Im gone.Thats not true, said Defoe. Thats hard to sit back and read something like that when I know thats not true. I would never do anything like that.Defoe said he went back to England to get a second opinion on a lingering groin injury. An initial scan had shown a strained adductor and a lower abdominal muscle strain. He kept playing though it and it got to the point, where he could feel it while running and it was sore shooting. A second scan showed the same.Fearing he had a hernia, he went to see a specialist and was a day away from going under the knife. Instead he went to a physio he had worked with before in England and was told the problem related to his hip.He had several injections, did rehab and worked on strengthening his core.It feels a lot better, he said.Since returning, Defoe said he had met with manager Greg Vanney and came away really impressed by what he heard.As to comments from outgoing MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke that he did not expect Defoe to be back next season, Defoe said Leiweke had reached out to say he didnt mean it like that.At the end of the day, Tim knows what sort of character and what sort of person I am, otherwise I wouldnt be here in the first place, he said.Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL Jerseys Stitched NFL Jerseys China Womens NFL Jerseys ' ' '