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LANGLEY, B. Charles Harris Jersey .C. -- Denise Watkins is banking on Canadas rich lacrosse history making a difference as the National Lacrosse League ventures into Vancouver for a second time. Watkins is the co-owner, along with her husband Bill, of the new Vancouver Stealth, which has relocated to suburban Langley, B.C., after it could not find its niche in Everett, Wash. "I dont think anything per se went wrong," Watkins said Tuesday following an introductory news conference. "The difficulty in the United States, still, is that the sport is not well known." Lacrosse in Canada dates to the 1850s and is the countrys official summer sport, although the NLL season covers winter months. Watkins, a California native who lives in San Jose, got involved in the sport because of her son T.J., who is now a player with a Burnaby, B.C.-based junior team. Bill Watkins is a retired Silicon Valley tech company CEO who is now involved with an LED lighting company. The couple bought the Stealth in 2007 while the team was still located in San Jose, Calif. They moved the Stealth to Everett in 2010. Things did not go right for the former Vancouver Ravens franchise, either. The club, which operated from 2002-2004, was forced to fold after its ownership ran out of money. Efforts to revive the team in subsequent years were unsuccessful. The Ravens operated out of what is now known as Rogers Arena, the home of the NHLs Vancouver Canucks. But Watkins believes a shift to the Langley Events Centre, which seats 5,276 and is smaller than the homes of other NLL teams, will make a difference. Operators of the LEC, which is owned by a local municipality, have agreed to share some of the teams costs, said Watkins. LEC offered plenty of incentives to move after the former Washington Stealth played before sellout crowds at LEC in an exhibition game against the Toronto Rock and last winters NLL championship game against Rochester, because the clubs arena in Everett was not available. "The challenge of a big arena is, you have to fill it," said Watkins. "And, the bigger arenas are more expensive. So, I think, the advantage of the smaller arena is that its a bit more cost-effective." Watkins also expects to save money because most of the clubs players are from B.C., and the club will be able to reduce travel expenses. "Its been a long wait for me to be back here, and I couldnt be more thrilled," said Stealth coach Chris Hall, a Victoria native. He suggested the clubs on-floor success will also pay off at the box office. Despite its financial troubles, the Stealth reached the NLL championship game in three of the past four years and won the title in 2010. "The great thing for the Vancouver Stealth is that were not an expansion team," said Hall. "Weve got a championship pedigree." NLL commissioner George Daniel said the Stealth will increase rivalries within Canada as it competes against the Calgary Roughnecks, Edmonton Rush and Toronto. The league, he added, also has a chance to increase its TV revenues now that it has a coast-to-coast presence in Canada. Daniel said Calgary and Edmonton had a regional deal with Rogers Sportsnet while Toronto had an agreement with TSN, but the yearly contracts have expired and the league as a whole plans to negotiate a new arrangement. Noting the Watkins are "terrific owners," he contended the club is in Vancouver to stay this time. The NLL also wants to expand elsewhere in Canada. "Were not done," said Daniel. "Wed like to have more Canadian cities." Ryan Tannehill Jersey . 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He delivered when needed by his team; was the best player on the ice. He had huge saves on Bournival and Eller in first, Gionta on a breakaway in the second. He had elite rebound control: everything was just hitting him and dying. Huge left pad save again on Gionta in third period, great Subban pass to Weise and Rask makes a big right shoulder save. Stopped Gionta again in tight shorthanded. He was locked in all night, his positioning was outstanding. Made it look easy. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens (5) – He had a big save on Bergeron in the first, a great reaction save on Smith in the second, handled the puck real well on wraps on boards and around net, and had three posts/crossbar plays against. He was poised, calm and cool in the third. When he was not busy, he did not lose focus on a few in-tiight shots. Cody Parkey Jersey. Sign of tremendous mental toughness. Game-winning goal was a scramble play that was an odd bounce off the back glass to get in front. 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