NASHVILLE, Tenn. Vans Toy Story Sale . - James Neal had to be patient while waiting for his name to be called in the shootout. Then he made his opportunity count.Neal scored the only goal of the six-round tiebreaker to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis and Eric Nystrom scored in regulation for Nashville, winners of four of five. In the shootout, Neal beat Martin Jones with a wrist shot between the pads.You just see what the goalie is doing and what the guys are doing with their first few shooters, what their moves are, Neal said. I think a lot of guys have a couple moves that they like to go to. For me, I go in and I think I know what I am going to do before I shoot.Entering Tuesday, Jones was 12 for 12 in the shootout in his career. Los Angeles shooters are 2-14 in shootouts this season.It was a hard-fought point, Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter said. Weve got to start scoring some shootout goals. It cost us on the road.Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in regulation and overtime, and then denied all six Kings shooters in the tiebreaker.Not my strongest game, but we got the win eventually and thats all that matters, Rinne said. You try to give your team a chance to win in the shootout.Nashvilles last two victories have come in shootouts.We knew it was going to be difficult to generate scoring chances, but yet I felt like we were able to do that pretty consistently, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. They got opportunities, and when they did, they certainly made the most of them.Jamie McBain, Marian Gaborik, and Drew Doughty scored for Los Angeles, which has lost two straight.Trailing by a goal late in the second, Nashville took the lead after Ellis and Nystrom scored 52 seconds apart.Ellis scored at 17:36 on a one-timer from above the right circle. Nystrom followed at 18:28 when he tipped Taylor Becks spinning shot from the right dot past Jones.Doughty converted after an end-to-end rush at 38 seconds of the third to tie it 3-3.They were playing a 1-1-3 in their neutral zone, which gives you a lot of room to skate, Doughty said. I saw it through the first two periods, that if I had a good opportunity and some speed, I could probably get through the neutral zone and get to the offensive zone and make a play from there.Smith gave Nashville a 1-0 lead at 6:24 of the first period.In the neutral zone, Colin Wilson found Smith in full stride on the right side. On the break, Smith moved toward the low slot, where he beat Jones between the pads with a quick wrist shot.The Kings tied it at 11:32 of the first after Justin Williams shot from the slot hit McBains skate and beat the outstretched left pad of Rinne.Gaborik gave the Kings a 2-1 lead at 1:01 of the second.From inside his blue line, Jeff Carter lifted a pass into the Nashville zone. Gaborik outraced Ellis to the puck and beat Rinne.NOTES: Nashville D Shea Weber recorded his 223rd career assist. He is the franchise leader among defencemen. ... Gaborik has 29 points in 30 career games against Nashville. ... The Predators were 0-4 on the power play, falling to 1-32 at home this season. Nashville is 3-1 in shootouts this season. Vans Sale Store . - The Mavericks built a 12-point lead with 2:50 to play, gave away all but two points of it, and still managed to hang on. Vans Shoes Wholesale Store . The rest of the team was already on the field stretching before batting practice while Puig was getting dressed in the clubhouse. He had been slated to start in right field for the afternoon game against the San Francisco Giants, who beat the Dodgers 8-4.SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Former Germany great Franz Beckenbauer was banned from football for 90 days by FIFA on Friday for not co-operating with an investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. FIFA said the suspension was requested by ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia, making Beckenbauer the first person to be punished as a result of the case. Beckenbauer refused "repeated requests for his assistance, including requests that he provide information during an in-person interview or in response to written questions provided in both English and German," FIFA said in a statement. It was unclear whether the FIFA suspension would prevent Beckenbauer -- who won the World Cup as both a player and coach -- from attending the tournament in Brazil. FIFA suspensions relating to "any football-related activity, at any level" typically include attending matches and meeting other football officials. Beckenbauer was a voting member of FIFAs executive committee in December 2010 when it chose Qatar, and Russia as 2018 World Cup host. He said last week that he rejected two attempts by Garcia to speak with him, claiming he was no longer active in football. Beckenbauer still holds top-level positions in world football, after serving on FIFAs board from 2007-11. He joined after leading Germanys organization of the 2006 World Cup. He is an adviser to FIFAs football committee and a global ambassador for German champion Bayern Munich. Garcia, a former U.S. Attorney haas said that next month he will deliver a dossier on the World Cup case, which FIFA critics hope will order a redo of the votes. Vans Sk8 Low Sale. Beckenbauer was named in reports this past weekend by The Sunday Times, which has alleged widespread corruption linked to Qatari official Mohamed bin Hammam and the 2022 bidding campaign. The newspaper said Beckenbauer took paid consultancies in 2011 with German firms seeking contracts for World Cup related projects in the gas-rich emirate. Like most FIFA board members, Beckenbauer has not publicly revealed who he voted for. Qatar defeated the United States 14-8 in the fourth round of voting, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has previously said German and French business and political interests influenced the FIFA vote. FIFA said its independent ethics judge, Munich-based Joachim Eckert, was not involved in the decision to suspend Beckenbauer, who faces further sanctions. "The case is now the subject of formal investigation proceedings being conducted by investigatory chamber member Vanessa Allard as chief of the investigation," FIFA said. Garcia could still seek to interview Beckenbauer, though he closed the investigation phase of his probe on Monday. On Wednesday, Garcia addressed FIFAs 209 member countries in Sao Paulo and stressed that football officials are obligated to co-operate with his work. "And it makes real penalties available to all those who fail," the American lawyer said then. ' ' '
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