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It appears as if the Toronto Maple Leafs did not have to look too far to find Randy Carlyles new assistant coaches. Arturo Vidal Jersey . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050, Steve Simmons of Sun Media and TSNs The Reporters, said a decision on the Leafs coaching staff is expected to be made next week, with Steve Spott, Derek King and Gord Dineen – all currently employed behind the bench by the Toronto Marlies – as the leading candidates. “All of the promotions will be from within the organization,” Simmons said. “I believe two of them will come from that group of three.” Despite rumours of major changes following the Leafs late-season collapse, that were thought to be reinforced by Tim Leiwekes promise of a culture change within the organization, it seems as if the current management team of Brendan Shanahan and Dave Nonis are focused on tweaking the teams roster as opposed to a major overhaul. Thus far in the off-season, Nonis has made only depth signings, keeping his core group of players intact. According to Simmons, the Leafs are putting the focus on Carlyle to make the adjustments himself, as opposed to having the new assistants force it upon him. “I dont know how any of them will change him, he has to change himself,” Simmons said. “He has to coach this hockey team differently because what he did last year wasnt successful.” The hiring of new assistants was necessitated after the Leafs announced on May 8 that Carlyles former coaching staff, consisting of Dave Farrish, Greg Cronin and Scott Gordon would not be retained, while the head coach received a two-year extension. Simmons: Leafs assistants to come from within David Alaba Jersey . The Wild, playing their first game since leading scorer Mikko Koivu broke his ankle Saturday at Washington, have won three straight for the first time since Nov. 1-5. Koivu underwent surgery on Monday and is expected to miss at least four weeks. Kingsley Coman Jersey . - Kyle Wood and Barclay Goodrow scored second period power-play goals to provide all of the scoring for the North Bay Battalion in a 2-0 victory over the Erie Otters in Ontario Hockey League action on Thursday.Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Beast Mode needed a big push to score his first touchdown. The Seattle Seahawks needed a little extra to get past the winless Oakland Raiders. Marshawn Lynch scored two touchdowns in the first half, the first after his teammates shoved him into the end zone, and the Seahawks recovered an onside kick at the end of the game to hold off the Raiders for a 30-24 win on Sunday. Lynchs two scores and Bruce Irvins 35-yard touchdown on an interception return helped the Seahawks (5-3) build a 24-3 lead in the first half. Later, a couple of Steven Hauschka field goals in the fourth quarter gave them the cushion they needed after the Raiders (0-8) scored two touchdowns in the third, including one on a blocked punt. Derek Carrs second 1-yard touchdown pass to Mychal Rivera came with 1:52 left in the game but the Raiders couldnt recover an onside kick attempt even after it went through the hands of Seattle tight end Cooper Helfet. Lynch had 21 carries and five catches for 143 combined yards for the Seahawks, who played at CenturyLink Field for the first time since a 30-23 loss to Dallas on Oct. 12. They havent dropped back-to-back games at home in more than two years. The Raiders have lost 14 in a row going into next Sundays game against Peyton Manning and AFC West-leading Denver. Carr passed for 194 yards and threw two interceptions that led to 10 Seattle points in the first half. Russell Wilson passed for 179 yards and rushed for another 31 for Seattle, which stayed within two games of NFC West-leading Arizona. The Raiders got a boost four plays into the second half when Denico Autry squeezed through the line at the Seattle 37 to block Jon Ryans punt and Brice Butler fell on the ball in the end zone, trimming Seattles lead to 24-10. Later, the Raiders took a chance on fourth down at the 1-yard line and Carr rolled right to find Rivera, who leeapt to make the catch in the back of the end zone despite tight coverage by Richard Sherman. Meritan Shabani Jersey. But Lynchs 39-yard catch-and-run led to Steven Hauschkas 30-yard field goal on the second play of the fourth quarter and Hauschkas third field goal of the game -- from 40 yards -- pushed Seattles lead to 30-17 with 9:19 to play. Carrs pass to Rivera in the left side of the end zone gave the Raiders a shot, but Jermaine Kearse recovered the onside kick attempt after Helfet dropped it. Earlier, after Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 48-yard field goal on the games first drive, Lynch gave Seattle the lead on a 3-yard run at the other end that was more a team effort than usual. Lynch was initially stopped by safety Charles Woodson and linebacker Sio Moore just past the line of scrimmage, but he kept moving his legs, even as tackle Pat Sims had a hold of his right foot. Several Seattle linemen and wide receiver Ricardo Lockette helped push Lynch into the end zone in a pile. Irvin tipped a pass to himself and beat Carr to the end zone for his 35-yard interception return, which gave Seattle a 14-3 lead on the final play of the first quarter. It was the first of three straight turnovers forced by the Seahawks. Sherman intercepted Carr near the right sideline to set up Hauschkas 34-yard field goal and Hauschka recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff after Kearse stripped T.J. Carrie. That led to a 46-yard miss by Hauschka. 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