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World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm has retired from playing for Germany. (General)

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BERLIN - World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm has retired from playing for Germany. The German Football Federation (DFB) says the 30-year-old Lahm informed its president Wolfgang Niersbach of his decision in a telephone call on Friday. Lahm played 113 games for Germany since his debut in a 2-1 victory over Croatia on Feb. 18, 2004. Niersbach says, "I could tell very early in the conversation that it was futile to try to talk him out of his decision. He wasnt only an outstanding playing in 10 years with the national team, but always an absolute role model. I thanked him for everything he delivered for the DFB." Germany coach Joachim Loew was informed of Lahms decision on Monday. Lahm recently extended his contract with Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich to 2018. Joe Carter Jersey. -- Augusta James of Bath, Ont. Jim Thome Jersey. New York secured second place in the Metropolitan Division when the Philadelphia Flyers lost at Tampa Bay later Thursday. The Rangers will face either the Flyers or Columbus in the opening round of the post-season. The Rangers struggled throughout against the lowly Sabres and goalie Matt Hackett, who played in just his seventh NHL game of the season. http://www.cheapindiansjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-danny-salazar-jersey. According to the Red Wings Twitter feed, Zetterberg plans to practice with the team on Thursday and is aiming for a second round comeback. Corey Kluber Jersey. a€“ All signs point to the Maple Leafs having their top offseason acquisition in the lineup on opening night. Cheap Indians Jerseys. The fourth-year guard from Carleton University kicked off his varsity career with rookie of the year honours in 2011, before racking up three straight Mike Moser Memorial Trophies for outstanding player.The Boston Bruins will be looking to even things up again tonight when they take on the Montreal Canadiens in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference second round series at the Bell Centre. Follow it live on TSN Radio 690 at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt or live on TSN.ca/Montreal. With opportunistic scoring and stellar goaltending, the Canadiens have a 2-1 series edge after a 4-2 victory over their hated rivals in front of 21,273 raucous fans on Tuesday night. P.K. Subban and Dale Weise scored on breakaways and Carey Price stopped 26 shots for Montreal, who made a two-goal advantage stand up for the first time all series. The Habs were up 2-0 in Game 1, blew it but won in double overtime, then squandered a 3-1 edge late in a 5-3 defeat in Game 2. Things were different on Tuesday, however, and the Habs can gain a stranglehold on the defending Eastern Conference champions with another home win. "You can truly dissect it and you can get into all the details, and you can say, Well, this detail wasnt taken care of," Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told reporters in Brossard on Wednesday. "Its a game of inches. You can dissect the other teams game and you could say the same thing. "At the end of the day, they scored more goals than we did and we lost. But its a game of inches and we have to be better at it. And were good at that. I think were a good team, we break out well. I think our neutral zone is good, I think our forecheck is good. It wasnt as good as it should be, but that happens. Its a long series, and well see where it goes." The Bruins may be making soome lineup changes to spark things up for tonights all-important game.dddddddddddd The lines at the morning skate had Patrice Bergeron centring Milan Lucic and Loui Eriksson, David Krejci between Daniel Paille and Reilly Smith and Gregory Campbell on a line with Brad Marchand and Jarome Iginla. Also, Carl Soderberg was not on the ice but Bruins head coach Claude Julien said he would be available for tonights game. When asked about the new line combinations, Julien responded, "It gives (the media) something to write about so you dont get bored." The team recalled big, physical winger Matt Fraser from Providence on Thursday morning and sent Justin Florek back down. The 61, 200 lb forward played in 14 games this season with the Bruins scoring two goals and tallying two fights during his NHL stint. He also scored 20 goals and 30 points in 44 regular-season games with Providence. The Canadiens are expected to put out the same lineup that won Game 3, with Douglas Murray remaining on the blue line alongside Mike Weaver and Travis Moen up front in place of Brandon Prust. Bruins Practice lines vs. Canadiens Forwards:Lucic - Bergeron - ErikssonPaille - Krejci - SmithMarchand - Campbell - IginlaFraser - Caron - Thornton Canadiens Projected Game 4 lines vs. Bruins Forwards:Pacioretty - Desharnais - GallagherBournival - Plekanec - VanekBourque - Eller - GiontaMoen - Brière - Weise Defencemen:Gorges - SubbanMarkov - EmelinMurray - Weaver Goaltenders:PriceBudaj Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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