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    Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork. Jake Butt Jersey .com) - Nathan Gerbe scored the winning goal with 5:41 remaining to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist and Brad Malone also scored for the Hurricanes, who have won two of their last three. Anton Khudobin stopped 30 shots in the win. Cody Ceci and Mark Stone scored for the Senators, who have lost two of three. Craig Anderson stopped 25 shots in the loss. Late in the game with the score tied, Gerbe gave the Hurricanes the lead as his wrister from the slot found the back of the net after a long sequence in the Ottawa end. Ottawa pulled Anderson with over a minute to play, but was unable to net the equalizer. Carolina took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission as Patrick Dwyer used a quick chip out front to get the puck to Malone, who tapped it in with just 32 seconds showing on the clock. Ottawa tied the game with the only goal of the second period on a rush play that saw Erik Condras heavy wrister from the left wing fought off by Khudobin, but the rebound came out to the right circle and Ceci buried it at 4:19. The Senators took a 2-1 lead one minute into the third as Stone stickhandled past a defender before going with a hard wrister past the glove of Khudobin. Carolina, though, answered just 1:21 later as Faulks slap shot from the right point hit a body in front and trickled behind Anderson for his eighth goal of the season. Game Notes Carolina has killed off 33 straight power plays, keeping Ottawa off the board on three chances ... Ottawa plays in New York against the Rangers on Tuesday ... Carolina plays in Toronto on Monday. Chad Kelly Broncos Jersey . The Oilers jumped into the free agent market early by signing defencemen Keith Aulie (six-foot-six, 228 pounds) and Mark Fayne (6-3, 210 pounds) and left-winger Benoit Pouliot (6-3, 197-pounds). Two days earlier MacTavish traded lightweight forward Sam Gagner to Tampa Bay for 6-3, 203-pound right winger Ted Purcell. Demarcus Walker Womens Jersey .28 mph. Logano will start on the front row next to Penske Ford teammate Brad Keselowski, who came in second Friday at 193.099. The Penske drivers swept the top two spots for the second straight race, reversing their qualifying finish in Phoenix a week ago.History was made in the Football League play-off semi-finals as all the best-placed teams were beaten for the first time. Brighton, Walsall and Accrington Stanley all suffered play-off heartbreak, losing to Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and AFC Wimbledon respectively.The Seagulls had finished 15 points ahead of Wednesday in the Championship, Walsall 10 points ahead of Barnsley in League One and Accrington 10 clear of the Dons in League Two. But, for the first time in the play-offs, none of the three teams who finished highest made the final.The last third-placed team to miss out on the Championship final was Nottingham Forest in 2009/10 while in League One it was MK Dons in 2008/09, with the final for the last five seasons being contested by third vs fourth.The previous two sides to finish fourth in League Two (where there are three automatic promotion positions) had made the final, but the five before them had all missed out. Watch highlights as Brighton drew with Sheffield Wednesday in their second leg Since the introduction of the play-offs in 1987 there have been several examples of teams missing out on promotion after finishing well ahead of their rivals in the regular season.However, the stats before this years play-offs favoured progress for at least one of Brighton, Walsall or Accrington.In fact, 39.5% of the teams that had finished in the top play-off place across the three divisions had been promoted. Barnsley reached the League One final after a thumping win over Walsall Only 21% of teams in the second play-off spot had been successful while those in the bottom two places went up 19. Jake Butt Broncos Jersey. 8% of the time.In the Championship, 37% of the sides who had finished third were promoted, with Norwich, West Ham and Swansea all going up to the Premier League in recent seasons after missing out on the top two.A good omen for Sheffield Wednesday is that the last three sides to finish sixth and reach the final have all gone on to win promotion, while only once in the last 17 seasons has the team finishing fourth - Hull this year - gone up. AFC Wimbledon made it past Accrington in League Two In League One, where Walsall missed out on second place by a point, the play-offs have proved more unpredictable in the past.Before this year, teams in third had gone up 33.30% of the time, a slightly better success rate than those in fourth (25.90%), fifth (18.50%) and sixth (22.20%).But Accrington had more reason to be optimistic as almost half (48.10%) of the teams that had finished fourth in League Two had gone up through the play-offs.Those in fifth (18.50%), sixth (14.80%) and seventh (18.50%) had not enjoyed anywhere near as much success.Who will win promotion this year from the play-offs? Watch all the finals live on Sky Sports, starting with Hull v Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, May 28. 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