(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Rangers will try to post their longest winning streak of the season on Tuesday night when they visit a Calgary Flames club in the midst in its longest skid of the campaign. The Rangers have won the first two of their current four-game road trip, pushing their overall winning streak to three in a row. They opened the swing with a 5-1 rout of Vancouver, then shut out the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on Sunday. Henrik Lundqvist made 16 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and 55th of his career. He has posted a 1.30 goals against average and .951 save percentage over New Yorks winning streak, earning the NHLs Third Star for the week on Monday. Defenseman Dan Girardi scored the only goal his club would need late in the first period and Carl Hagelin added an empty-net tally. Rich Nash had an assist to give him six goals and six helpers over a 10-game point streak. They stayed back and were waiting for us to make mistakes, Lundqvist said of Edmontons strategy. New York was without forward Derick Brassard, who has been kept away from the team due to a suspected case of the mumps. The Rangers cap their four-game swing on Saturday at Carolina and are likely to go with Lundqvist tonight. He is 3-3-0 with a 2.94 GAA and .878 save percentage in six meetings with the Flames. While New York is trending in the right direction, looking to win four in a row for the first time since a five-game run in March, Calgary is heading back home following a winless four-game trip. The Flames have lost a season-worst five straight overall, their longest losing streak since a six-game skid from Nov. 5-16, 2013. Calgary has scored a mere eight goals over its current rut and lost a 2-1 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday to end its trip. The Hawks netted their winning goal with 7:03 to go in the game following a miscue by the Flames. Johnny Gaudreau, who set up Jiri Hudler for the lone Calgary goal, lost control of the puck when he fell down just inside the Chicago zone, triggering a counter rush for the Blackhawks. Jonathan Toews dished to Brandon Saad and he beat Jonas Hiller over the glove on a breakaway. We have to turn this thing around, Flames defenseman Kris Russell said. We arent happy with how things are going for us. Hiller stopped 26 shots for Calgary. He is 2-2-1 in his career versus the Rangers with a 1.36 GAA and .947 save percentage. While the Rangers have won three of the past four meetings overall, the Flames have taken three of the last four played in Calgary. Marshon Lattimore Jersey
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"This is an exciting time, and something were really looking forward to bringing to Miami," Beckham told a crowd of more than 300 people on a downtown museum plaza. The event was frequently interrupted by cheers for Beckham, whos popular around the world and especially in celebrity-smitten Miami. The retired soccer icon has scouted possible stadium sites and is seeking investors to assist with startup costs such as construction and player acquisitions. Among those who might become involved is Miami Heat star LeBron James, who has had recent conversations with Beckham about bringing a team to Miami. "LeBron has become a friend over the last few years," Beckham said. "We spoke about this on the business side and also as friends. Hes very interested in this." Beckham, looking the part of a businessman in a suit and tie, said city officials have promised the teams stadium will be downtown, which is his preference. "We dont want public funding," Beckham said to applause. "We will fund the stadium ourselves. We have worked very hard to get to this stage where we can fund the stadium ourselves. We want to create a football club that is the peoples football club." Gimenez -- who at one point referred to Beckham as "Beckman" -- said theres political support for a plan. "We started our negotiations last week," Gimenez said. "We have to get rolling. Theres a time crunch. We are willing partners. We are very grateful that Mr. Beckham and MLS have chosen Miami as the site for their next franchise. Were going to do all in our power to make sure we get the stadium built in the right place as quickly as possible." New teams have been announced for 2015 iin New York City and Orlando, Fla.dddddddddddd, increasing the leagues total to 21. Beckham declined to offer a timetable regarding when Miami might play its first game, but a likely target is 2017. The former Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain star has the right to an expansion team at a discount fee of $25 million. MLSs Miami Fusion played in Fort Lauderdale from 1998-01 before folding because of poor attendance, but this time, Beckhams star power could make a difference. "Miami is a vibrant city with a lot of passion," he said. "I know this city is ready for football -- soccer -- this time around. I know this is going to be successful." The crowd at the news conference included a throng of chanting, singing fans. "People here love this sport," Garber said. "We together have no doubt it will be a very successful MLS team." Beckham said he also wants to start a childrens soccer academy in Miami. Shareholders in the team will include Beckhams business partner Simon Fuller, the "American Idol" creator who is the driving force in franchise negotiations, and Marcelo Claure, president and CEO of Brightstar Corp. 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