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TORONTO - Nazem Kadri has been able to get under Sidney Crosbys skin before. Air Jordan 11 Wholesale . Proof of that came on HBOs 24/7 show last year when the Pittsburgh Penguins star called the Toronto Maple Leafs centre a dummy and a joke. There were some expletives in there, too, as Crosby vented his frustration with Kadri to Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf. I was matched up against him and Im an agitator and Im going to do anything I can to try and get him thinking about me and not the game, Kadri said. I think it originally started with just a hit he threw on the boards and he thought I kind of embellished a little bit. Words were exchanged and thats really when it just all started to heat up. With the Penguins in town Saturday night, the Leafs will be able to pester and annoy the reigning Hart Trophy winner once again. Not only does Kadri relish the opportunity to mess with Crosbys head, noted gnat Leo Komarov could also be a bother. With Sid, youve got to play him hard, Phaneuf said Friday. I think that when you play him hard and try and limit his time and space, thats when you can do a good job of making him move the puck and not hold onto it and create chances because when you give him time hes going to create things. Komarov is the kind of player the Leafs missed last season when the forward was in the KHL. Already through the pre-season and one regular-season game, teammates appreciate his antics. You almost laugh to yourself sometimes on the bench when you see him flying around out there and guys are getting all upset, winger James van Riemsdyk said. He looks like a little angel out there, but thats far from the case. I think thats why you see a lot of guys try to whack him and take runs at him and he just keeps on ticking. Van Riemsdyk said opponents arent sure what to say to Komarov because they dont know if he speaks English. Plus, Komarov doesnt add any banter and does it all with a straight face. Thats part of why its so funny, van Riemsdyk said. Kadri said he started agitating as soon as he started playing contact hockey as a kid because of a lesson his father taught him. He said if things arent going your way, you go out and try and establish yourself, get into the game with a big bodycheck or a verbal encounter or something like that just to get your emotions to where they want to be, Kadri said. When Im at my best, I can agitate and have other guys worry about me. And at the same time I can go out there and make a play and make a difference and have an impact on the game. That would be welcome against the Penguins, who showed off plenty of firepower in beating the Anaheim Ducks 6-4 on Thursday night in coach Mike Johnstons debut behind the bench. Crosby had two goals and an assist. He came back with a bang last night, Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. He was a dynamic force to handle. Crosby isnt quite a three-point-a-game player all-time against the Leafs, but he has 20 goals and 23 assists in 28 previous meetings. In 13 games at Air Canada Centre, Pittsburghs captain has 17 points. Hes a good player, Kadri said. Anything to get him off his game is going to be good with us. If Carlyle continues what he did against the Montreal Canadiens, the top line of van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Kessel could again draw the assignment of the opponents stars. In this case it would be Chris Kunitz, Crosby and Patric Hornqvist. If we play against them were going to have to play good defence and try to turn it into a bit of offence, Kessel said. You want to have the puck. If they have the puck its tough to defend them. The Leafs mantra in defending Crosby has to do with keeping someone as close to him as possible. Crowd him as much as possible, dont give him the freedom that he enjoys, and when you do give him freedom hes a very dangerous player, Carlyle said. He might be the most dangerous player in the league. Notes: Right-winger Richard Panik (whose surname is pronounced PAWN-ihk) skated on the Leafs fourth line alongside Daniel Winnik and Peter Holland in his first practice since being claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning. With Panik expected to play there against the Penguins, Matt Frattin figures to be a healthy scratch. ... Injured blue-liner Cody Franson (knee) reported more progress, but Carlyle said the defenceman is more likely to be available Sunday against the New York Rangers rather than against Pittsburgh. That would mean rookie Stuart Percy remains in the lineup for his second career NHL game. Air Jordan 11 Retro NZ .Y. -- The New York Islanders were merely content with a lopsided victory. Air Jordan 11 Retro Cheap . But qualifying for her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts after years of falling short in tough Manitoba provincial championships is as good as consolation prizes get for the 29-year-old from Winnipegs Fort Rouge Curling Club.MIAMI -- Julio Teherans low ERA rose a smidgen, which was OK because his modest batting average rose a lot. Teheran pitched 7 1-3 innings and had two hits Friday night to help the Atlanta Braves move a game ahead of Miami atop the NL East by beating the Marlins 3-2. The right-hander doubled to lead off the seventh, and the Braves went on to score twice in the inning to take the lead. "I felt I had to start a rally, and just tried to put the ball in play," Teheran said. "I think that was the biggest play of the game." The Braves trailed 2-0 in the sixth inning but rallied to break a four-game losing streak. "I know weve been losing," Teheran (5-3) said. "Its nice to do my job and help the team." Teheran allowed five hits and two runs, which raised his ERA to 1.83. He came into the game 2 for 25 this season and hiked his batting average to .143. The right-hander improved to 4-0 in six career starts against the Marlins with an ERA of 2.50. "Hes a stud," teammate Chris Johnson said. "He earned this one. He had our backs, and we got him just enough." Three relievers combined to complete a five-hitter. Craig Kimbrel, who took the loss Thursday at Boston, pitched a perfect ninth for his 14th save in 16 chances. The Braves won for only the third time in their past 13 road games. They totalled just eight hits but had several lineouts. "We hit the ball harder than any other game this year," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We were hitting rockets right at people all night long. The score wasnt indicative of how well we swung the bat." Giancarlo Stanton hit his NL-leading 16th home run in the first inning to put the Marlins up 2-0, but Tom Koehler (4-5) couldnt hold the lead. He gave up three runs in seven innings and was annoyed to allow four walks. "Its tough to win ballgames wwhen youre giving a team extra opportunities," he said. Air Jordan 11 Cheap Onilne. The Marlins lost for only the second time in their past 13 games against NL East teams. Freddie Freeman went hitless and struck out three times. He is 0 for 28 with 12 strikeouts against Miami this year and is batting .347 against the rest of the majors. With the Braves trailing 2-1 to start the seventh, Gonzalez said it was a no-brainer to let Teheran hit, in part because the teams bullpen was stretched thin. Teheran rewarded the decision with an opposite-field double. Jason Heyward followed with a run-scoring triple, and B.J. Uptons sacrifice fly drove in an unearned run to put the Braves ahead. Johnson singled home Atlantas first run in the sixth. While the Braves liked the way Teheran hit, they were more impressed with the 23-year-olds pitching. "The more he goes out there, the more impressed I get -- his demeanour and how he goes about his business," Gonzalez said. "You watch him grow up in front of your face." Teherans only glaring mistake was a hanging slider to Stanton, whose homer was a typical tape-measure job. It cleared the hedge beyond the 418-foot sign in centre field, ending a streak of 15 consecutive scoreless innings for Teheran. He started a new streak the next inning. "He was throwing four or five different pitches and commanding them all," Miamis Ed Lucas said. "He does a really good job changing speeds, especially for somebody who is as young as he is. Hes got a really good feel for pitching." The Marlins, who began the night with the best home record in baseball, fell to 20-9 at Marlins Park. NOTES: Miami C Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 0 for 3 and is in a 1-for-18 slump. ... 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