Intrinsic to the math is that teams will continue to use the standard five-man rotation.

At least one, the Los Angeles Angels, stated they’re going with a six-man starting staff.

Once Gretzky hit 30, his shots per game, and thus his goals per game, dropped considerably. After Gretzky’s first full season as a 30-year-old (1991-92), he didn’t score 40 goals again and had just two 30-goal seasons. I don’t think Ovechkin will have the same erosion.

After a hot start, Ovechkin cooled off and finished with 33 goals in 82 games, one more than his lowest total for a full-length season (32 in 2010-11). That left him with 558 career goals as he finished his 31-year-old season. Ovechkin would need 337 goals to pass Gretzky’s record of 894.

This might be a little bullish, but it is the final season I have Ovechkin with a 50-goal-plus season, and it is only a year away. Some years, everything can go your way when it comes to scoring. Having one more big season from Ovechkin would help his chances.

Arrieta can opt out of the deal after two seasons, but the Phillies can void that opt-out clause if they first trigger a two-year extension to make the pact a five-year deal, according to FanRag Sports.

That two-year extension would start at $20 million per season but could be worth up to $30 million based on the number of starts Arrieta makes in the first two seasons of the deal and Cy Young Award finishes in those seasons, FanRag Sports reported.

Arrieta is the second major free agent added by the Phillies this offseason. The Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys team signed first baseman Carlos Santana to a three-year, $60 million contract in December.

Arrieta, 32, had a strong second half of 2017 leading into free agency, as he compiled a 2.28 post-All-Star break ERA. That kind of production was reminiscent of his historic second half in 2015, when his ERA was a minuscule 0.75. That helped garner him a Cy Young Award and a reputation as a Cheap Custom Jerseys big-game pitcher who gets better as the season progresses.

Jets’ Mark Scheifele set to miss Central showdown at Predators

Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele remains out with an upper-body injury and is expected to miss Tuesday night’s game at Nashville.

But at a point in spring training when starting pitchers are going four innings — lefty starter Jason Vargas relieved and worked four — Callaway wouldn’t speculate on the opening day fate of deGrom.

We’re just taking it day-by-day and going from there, Callaway said.

The 29-year-old deGrom isn’t worried about when he makes his first start in the regular season.

I haven’t even thought about it, really. The goal is to get in a game here first and go from there. That’ll be a discussion between Mickey, Dave and probably myself, said deGrom, who added he was in line for his next start in five days.

We don’t want to do anything dumb and push it. Today was a big step and everything went fine, he said.

Biagini lasted just 1 2/3 innings, allowing all five runs scored by Pittsburgh in the Pirates’ 5-0 win over Toronto on Sunday. The right-hander walked two, struck out two, and gave up four hits, including consecutive homers to Adam Frazier and Gregory Polanco that ended his day.

He had trouble locating the ball, Gibbons said. He’s being throwing pretty good this spring. It was just one of those days, spiking a lot of balls. I don’t want to overanalyze it. He was off today.

Biagini was touched for four earned runs over 8 1/3 innings in three previous starts,

His starting work during the exhibition season has taken on added significance with Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys Toronto ace Marcus Stroman slowed by inflammation in his right shoulder.

The Blue Jays haven’t ruled out Stroman being back to pitch during the Cheap Baseball Jerseys first time through the regular-season rotation.

You always want to do well, you always want to look good, you always want to feel good, Biagini said. I actually felt pretty decent.

One-man show: Laine gets trick in Jets’ 3-0 win vs Rangers

Patrik Laine went more than a year between hat tricks, and still the 19-year-old Finnish star is on a remarkable pace.

Laine got his fourth hat trick and set a career high with his 38th goal, lifting the Winnipeg Jets over the New York Rangers 3-0 on Tuesday night.

The 19-year-old star had been the youngest ever with three hat tricks — getting there at 18 years, 302 days — but it had been over a year since his last three-goal game. He joins Jimmy Carson and Dale Hawerchuk as the only players with four hat tricks before turning 20.

For some teams, that’d be okay, but for a team that’s never finished higher than fifth in the West standings since Lillard was drafted, justification for the meeting suddenly makes more sense.

The current Blazers team has a slew of contracts — Evan Turner, Mo Harkless and Meyers Leonard are making over $38 million combined this season alone, and more in the seasons to come — that make it hard for the front office to find any flexibility.

So, while Lillard might have concerns, or even be frustrated, the current roster construct will have to do in the short term.

Thankfully for Lillard, the Blazers and their fans, that’s where CJ McCollum, and the awesome partnership the two have built, comes in.

Tampa Bay reached overtime for the sixth consecutive game, one shy of tying the NHL record set by Edmonton in 2004 and Toronto in 2009, according Elias Sports Bureau. The Lightning have a 5-0-1 record in that span.

Yanni Gourde finished with two goals and three points for the Lightning, who improved to 7-0-1 in the past eight games.

Nick Bjugstad recorded his first career hat trick and Aleksander Barkov had three assists. The Panthers had their six-game winning streak end but have recorded points in seven consecutive games. Florida trails Columbus by two points for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with three Cheap Baseball Jerseys games in hand.

“Since I’ve been here that’s the best game I’ve seen Nick play,” Florida coach Bob Boughner said. “We needed a performance like that and down the stretch here we are going to need different guys Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys step up . and tonight he was that guy.”