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LAS VEGAS (AP) —  Nate Schmidt and the Vegas Golden Knights agreed to a $35.7 million Authentic Matt Ryan Jersey , six-year contract extension Wednesday that runs through the 2024-25 season.The team announced the move late Wednesday night after losing 3-2 to the Vancouver Canucks in a shootout. Schmidt’s new deal is worth $5.95 million per year.The 27-year-old Schmidt was banned 20 games last month for violating the NHL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. He can return to the Golden Knights on Nov. 18.“He is the kind of defenseman that every team in this league is looking for now,” Vegas general manager George McPhee said. “He is unique, excellent defensively and has become a shutdown defenseman for us playing against the other clubs’ top players. But he also brings a lot of pace to the game and he brings offense.”Schmidt led the Western Conference champions in ice time last season at 22:14 per game. He had five goals, 31 assists and 19 penalty minutes in 76 games. He added three goals and four assists with four penalty minutes in 20 playoff games for the expansion Golden Knights, who lost to the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final.In five NHL seasons, Schmidt has 13 goals, 66 assists and 64 penalty minutes in 276 career games. The native of Minnesota was selected by Vegas from Washington during the 2017 expansion draft.“He means a lot Matt Ryan Jersey Limited ,” coach Gerard Gallant said. “He’s a top player for us. He’s done a great job playing defense for us last year. Obviously he got a real nice contract that he deserves, and we miss him a lot. So he’s a big player for our group and we’re happy to have him for long term.”Schmidt insisted he didn’t intentionally take a banned substance and couldn’t have gotten any performance benefit from the “trace amount” that got into his system.He and the Golden Knights released statements disagreeing with the penalty, though neither specified the substance. Schmidt said one of the experts testifying on his behalf at the appeal hearing likened the amount to a pinch of salt in an Olympic-sized swimming pool.The appeal, which was heard by a neutral arbitrator, was denied. LAS VEGAS (AP) Logan Couture’s second goal of the game, on the power play at 5:13 of the second overtime, lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/matt-ryan-jersey , tying their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.The Golden Knights, who lost for the first time in six playoff games, thought they won in the first overtime when Jonathan Marchessault’s backhand sailed past Jones with 3:02 left, but officials ruled there was goaltender interference when Marchessault ran into Jones’ blocker and spun him around before his shot.Brent Burns also scored two goals and Martin Jones stopped 26 shots for San Jose, which was playing without suspended forward Evander Kane.William Karlsson scored twice, while Nate Schmidt got his first of the postseason to tie the score at 3-3 with 6 1/2 minutes left in the third period. Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 43 saves.Game 3 is Monday night at San Jose.BRUINS 6, LIGHTNING 2TAMPA Authentic Calvin Ridley Jersey , Fla. (AP) – Rick Nash and Patrice Bergeron each scored twice to lead Boston past Tampa Bay in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists, David Pastrnak finished with four assists and Bergeron also had one to give their line 10 points in a dominating performance.Tuukka Rask stopped 34 shots for the Bruins, who finished one point behind Tampa Bay for the Atlantic Division title, as well as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.Dan Girardi and Mikhail Sergachev scored for the Lightning, who trailed 3-2 entering the third period. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 18 saves.Game 2 is Monday night at Amalie Arena.—