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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When owner Jim Irsay complains, the Indianapolis Colts listen, and respond. Andrew Luck threw for 107 yards and two touchdowns and the Colts responded to criticism by their owner with a 20-12 exhibition victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night. Irsay used Twitter to apologize to fans for the Colts abysmal showing in a 44-20 loss to Buffalo last week, and the Colts (1-1) improved markedly, with some help from the bubbling and suddenly injury-concerned Giants (1-1). "Thats more like it..there r sum that shrug off losing,even at checkers;theyll never wear the HORSESHOE or touch the Diamonds of Champions," Irsay tweeted after the game in which the Giants saw wide receiver Victor Cruz (bruised heel) and starting centre David Baas (sprained knee) leave early and not come back. Luck was the Colts catalyst. Not seeing much pressure, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft threw touchdown passes of 28 yards to Reggie Wayne and 18 to T.Y. Hilton in leading the Colts to 17 points. Adam Vinatieri added a 52-yard field goal as Indianapolis scored on three consecutive series. "It wasnt perfect," said Luck, who completed 9 of 13 passes and finished with a 133.7 quarterback rating. "There is still a whole bunch of room for improvement but it was good to get in a rhythm, it was good to put points on the board. What a great job by our defence, holding them to three points on some short fields." Luck admitted the team was disappointed with its effort against the Bills. "We knew we wanted to come out here and show what the horseshoe is about," he said. "It wasnt perfect but we did some good things against a very good outfit." Backup kicker Brandon McManus added a 50-yard field goal for the Colts in the second half. New Yorks Josh Brown kicked field goals of 25, 27 and 45 yards in the first half. The last one came after Giants coach Tom Coughlin was flagged for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for leaving the coaching box, he said after the game. Brown added a 47-yard field goal with 8:43 to play to close out the scoring. Coughlin accepted responsibility, saying he had been warned about leaving the box. "I was wrong," said Coughlin, who did know the extent of the injuries to Cruz and Baas, although Cruz did not seem as serious. "It wasnt a smart thing but the frustration in terms of how we played was there and I am disappointed in tonights game." Luck, who led the Colts to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth in his rookie season, got a gift touchdown pass, courtesy of veteran Giants cornerback Aaron Ross, who was starting for the injured Corey Webster. On a second-and-3 play from the 28, Luck underthrew Wayne on a pattern down the right sideline. A backpedalling Ross was in perfect position to intercept the ball, but he had the ball slip out of his hands and popped into the air. Wayne came down with it in the end zone for a 7-3 lead. Ross said he lost the ball in the lights for a split second. "The lights kind of blinded me a little bit and I was trying to let it fall softly into my little pocket here," Ross said of his stomach. "It came up short, hit my hands and I ended up popping it backward. It was one of those plays youre happy it happened in the preseason and not the regular season." Ross said Wayne was even shocked. "He saw me on the sidelined and said What happened, I just knew you had the pick, " Ross said. "It was one of those fluke plays." An interception by new cornerback Greg Toler on Eli Mannings third-down pass on the ensuring series gave the ball to the Colts at the New York 41. Vinatieri made his 52-yarder with about 10 yards to spare after three plays moved the ball to the 34. Luck finished off his night, leading the Colts on a seven-play, 60-yard drive that featured two third-down conversions on passes to Hilton and a 15-yard facemask penalty against Ross. Both passes to Hilton covered 18 yards, with the second one coming on a third-and-11 from the New York 18. Hilton beat Jayron Hosley to the right corner of the end zone and Luck floated a perfect pass over the outstretched hands of the cornerback. The play was reviewed and the touchdown ruling confirmed. Without Cruz, the Giants showed flashes on offence. Manning finished 8 of 17 for 91 yards and halfbacks David Wilson and Andre Brown did OK, gaining 34 and 36, respectively on eight carries apiece. Brown provided the offence with his kicking with most coming after New York failed to take advantage of scoring position. Cruz bruised his heel on the opening series, falling heavily to the turf at MetLife Stadium going up to catch a deep pass. Pass interference was called on the play. "He runs to make a living and obviously, he has an issue with his heel," Coughlin said in refusing to say much about the injury to Cruz. Bass sprained a knee in the opening quarter and the Giants announced late the defensive end and captain Justin Tuck had a hamstring injury, which Coughlin said did not appear to be serious. Colts tight end Coby Fleener mildly sprained his right knee. NOTES: Ed Hochuli refereed the game and his son, Shawn, was the back judge. ...Giants WR Hakeem Nicks played for the first time in the preseason and had two catches for 21 yards. ...Darrious Hayward-Bey led Indianapolis with four catches for 42 yards. ..Former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw made the trip with the Colts but was not active. ...Indianapolis had six sacks. ..New York had 10 penalties for 96 yards. .. Barcelona Ivan Rakitic Jersey . -- The Missouri Tigers might not have a roster full of superstars. 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TAMPA, Fla. -- On the heels of a four-game losing streak, the Tampa Bay Lightning reverted back to a defense-first mentality.That could spell bad news for the Vancouver Canucks, the third-lowest scoring team in the NHL, averaging 2.19 goals per game.During Tampa Bays four-game losing streak, the longest since the end of the 2013 lockout season, the Lightning allowed four or more goals in each game, the first time that has happened since head coach Jon Cooper took over at the end of the 2013 season.Since then, the Lightning have been among the stingiest teams in the league, finishing fifth in goals against last season. So in the two games since that losing streak, the defensive mentality has returned and the Lightning allowed a total of two goals while picking up three points in back-to-backs against Washington and at Carolina.We scored one goal in two games and remarkably we come out of it with three out of four points, Cooper said. So it just goes to show you that defense helps you win games and helps you get points.Though the defensive mindset is being reemphasized, facing one of the lowest scoring teams in the league is no reason to take anything for granted. Though Vancouver has been shutout four times this season and held to two-or-fewer goals 16 times in 26 games, any lapse on Tampa Bays part could help the Canucks erupt.In the NHL, teams that may struggle to score goals can put up six or seven, Lightning alternate captain Ryan Callahan said. So you cant look at numbers or say that they are struggling offensively. The big thing for us is the way we play defensively and we can hopefully continue that trend for them.dddddddddddd But its always about our game and what we are doing, not so much the other team so we dont really look at those stats too much.Callahan, who has missed four games with a lower-body injury is expected to return to the Lightning lineup against Vancouver, along with defenseman Jason Garrison, who missed three games with a lower-body injury. Jonathan Drouin, a scratch on Sunday in Carolina with an undisclosed injury, participated in practice but is less certain of a return to the lineup.The Canucks, meanwhile, will be without defenseman Philip Larsen for an unknown amount of time after he was knocked unconscious on Tuesday in New Jersey following a hard hit from Taylor Hall. Larsen was cleared by doctors on Wednesday to return to Vancouver for further evaluation.With Larsen out of the lineup, Kevin Biega will have an opportunity to get in the lineup after he has been a scratch in all but one game this season.At the end of the day its an opportunity that presented itself and I have to go out and just play, Biega said. Good things happen when you just go out and play and not think too much about it.No matter who is in the lineup for Vancouver, Daniel Sedin knows the Canucks have to be ready for a Lightning team hungry to get back to their winning ways.We know they are going to be fast and play with a lot of skill and try to push toward the net, he said. We have to be ready to match their effort. That have a lot of talent on that team and can put a lot of pressure on. 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