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TORONTO -- When the Toronto Maple Leafs season ended with 12 losses in 14 games and without a playoff berth, Nazem Kadri, Jake Gardiner, James Reimer and Morgan Rielly flew 14,000 kilometres away to escape their troubles. Actually, they flew to Minsk, Belarus, to play at the world hockey championship. Canada (Kadri, Rielly and Reimer) and the United States (Gardiner) both lost in the quarter-finals, but players benefited from the game action. "Its pretty long but its a great experience," Gardiner said. "Naz went over there, Mo and Reims. Im glad we got the chance to do that." Reimer found some value in continuing to play into the spring while the Stanley Cup playoffs were ongoing. "I know talking to other guys who have done it, when you go for those long runs in the playoffs, you have some experience playing some meaningful games or pressure games later in the summer," he said. Reimer added with a wry grin: "Its great to get that experience so that when we go on our long Cup run, well be ready." Reimer, who helped carry the Leafs into the playoffs in 2013 and whose struggles contributed to the season-defining slide last spring, split the duties for Canada with former Toronto teammate Ben Scrivens and got to build some confidence back up. "Its a little more relaxed," the 26-year-old said. "Youre kind of getting away from the pressures of the NHL, per se, and youre playing for your country having fun." Rielly saw limited minutes but got some power-play duty. Its a role he could continue to blossom into in his second season in Toronto. Kadri skated on Canadas second line with Cody Hodgson and Troy Brouwer. As he tries to become a better all-around centre in the NHL, it didnt hurt to learn a thing or two from coach Dave Tippett. "We had some conversations. Obviously hes a great coach and his resume says so," Kadri said. "I had a lot to learn, and by all means do I have everything figured out? I dont. Ive still got a lot to learn and Im still 23 years old and that is really what I want to add to my game: Becoming the whole package and being able to play in all three zones." Under new Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, Gardiner played almost 18 minutes a game with the U.S. As he continues to grow at 25, it was a test facing elite international competition. For Reimer, the benefit stretched beyond the games. "Just with all those guys there, theyre all great players, theyre all great shooters and to get that practice every day with those guys it really brings your game up," Reimer said. Reggie Sanders Jersey . The 36-year-old Colts receiver is going back to the playoffs as a division champion. Scooter Gennett Jersey . The league-leading New York Rangers outhit and outmuscled the Maple Leafs during a 3-0 victory on Saturday. Backup goalie Martin Biron stopped all 20 shots he faced to complete a nice workmanlike effort by the visitors. http://www.cheapredsjerseys.com/. After missing 20 games as a rookie a year ago, Valanciunas - like the Raptors as a whole - has been fortunate to be in good health this season. As he spoke about it, the Raptors sophomore centre scanned the room for wood to knock on. "It is disappointing because we lost today so thats the worst part of the day," said Valanciunas, who left Tuesdays game with a lower-back sprain in the third quarter, missing the rest of Torontos 118-113 overtime defeat at the hands of the Hawks. Pete Rose Jersey . Last year, Islanders forward Colin Mcdonald released a "Do It For Colin" campaign to promote his teammate and friend John Tavares for the EA sports honour:The most popular sports voting video ever has to go to Chris Bosh who showcased his comedic abilities in his effort to get fans to vote him into the 2008 All Star Game:You can vote for TJ and other star players for the NHL 15 cover vote here. Cheap Reds Jerseys Authentic . With the players association in the midst of meetings in Las Vegas, a vote will be held on Friday to decide the CFLPAs presidency and other executive positions. CLEVELAND -- A season that looked like a lost cause two weeks ago has suddenly turned around for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kyrie Irving scored 22 points and the Cavaliers won their sixth straight game, 101-93 over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. The winning streak has put Cleveland within three games of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Considering where they were on Feb. 5 when they hit rock bottom with an embarrassing loss to an injury-decimated Los Angeles Lakers team that finished the game with five players, the Cavaliers have made a big leap forward in a short period of time. Irving, chosen MVP of the NBA All-Star game Sunday, paced a balanced offence that extended the Cavaliers longest winning streak since they won eight in a row in March 2010. That was LeBron James final season in Cleveland. "Its been nothing specific," Irving said of the resurgence. "Were coming together as a team. Were enjoying the game out there, a lot more smiles and a higher level of competitiveness. Were having fun, but were also competing." General manager Chris Grant was fired the day after the loss to the Lakers. It appears the Cavaliers learned some lessons from the low point of the season. Cleveland won its last four games before the All-Star break and routed Philadelphia on Tuesday. "We know what it feels like to be on both sides, whether down or up," Irving said. Cleveland played without guard Dion Waiters (hyperextended left knee) and centre Anderson Varejao (sore back). Luol Deng scored 17 points, while Tyler Zeller and Tristan Thompson each added 16 for the Cavaliers, whose 21-point lead was cut to two late in the game. Arron Afflalo led Orlando with 23 points. The Magic have lost 14 consecutive road games and are an NBA-worst 3-25 away from home. Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn is at a loss to explain his teams road woes. "I have no secret formula," he said. "They can see how the second half transpired -- thats the secret. Whether its back-to-back games or youre playing four in five nights, playing like that with mental toughness is the only way to get it done." The Cavaliers built an 18-point lead in the first quarter and were ahead by double figures until Orlando rallied in the third. The Magic outscored the Cavs 32-17 in the period and cut it to 72-70 in the early seconds of the fourth. Cleveland went up 89-81 but Orlando scored six straight points to cut the margin to two again. Zellers three-point play, two free throws by Irving and Dengs 3-pointter pushed the lead to 97-89 with 35 seconds remaining.dddddddddddd Orlando forward Glen Davis, the subject of trade talk leading up to Thursdays deadline, left early in the first quarter with a sore right Achilles and didnt return. The Cavaliers led 26-11 after one. Orlando missed its first nine shots and fell behind 15-2. The Magic were 3 of 21 from the field in the quarter. Irving, who had 31 points and 14 assists in the All-Star game, ended the first half with a 3-pointer from a couple of steps behind the line that gave Cleveland a 55-36 lead. The Cavaliers scored the first basket in the second half, but the Magic cut the lead to 10 midway through the third, and Nikola Vucevics two free throws made it 72-68 going into the fourth. Victor Oladipos basket to open the period cut the lead to two points. Thompson had 14 rebounds for Cleveland. Vucevic scored 20 points for the Magic, and Tobias Harris added 19. Cleveland has won all three matchups with Orlando this season. Both teams have been linked to trade talks. Reports have indicated the Cavaliers have told teams Deng is available. The veteran moved into the starting small forward spot after being acquired from Chicago on Jan. 7, but can become a free agent after the season. "In 10 years, my name has come up a lot. I never fell into rumours or what goes around," Deng said. "I just have to have the mindset that Im here, then at the end of the day whatever happens, I have to deal with that situation." In addition to Davis, its been reported that the Magic would also be open to dealing Afflalo and Jameer Nelson. Waiters was injured against Philadelphia and had an MRI on Wednesday. Waiters said on his Twitter account that the knee is sore, but nothing is torn. Cavaliers guard C.J. Miles sprained his left ankle while driving to the basket in the fourth quarter. He hit the floor hard and was down for several moments. Miles remained in the game to hit the two free throws before limping to the locker room. NOTES: While the Cavaliers are listing Varejao as being out with a back injury, hes been dealing with an assortment of ailments, including a sore knee. The team hopes some time off will help his injuries heal up. ... Orlandos last road win came on Dec. 16, an 83-82 victory over Chicago. Deng led the Bulls with 26 points in that game. ... The Magics 11 points in the first quarter were a season low for any period. ... 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