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Lille, France (SportsNetwork. .com) - Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka cruised past Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final. Federer and Wawrinka won Saturdays doubles match by a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 margin. The Swiss drew first blood on Friday when Australian Open champion Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets, while the nightcap saw Gael Monfils douse the former world No. 1 Federer in straight sets on some slow red clay in Lille. The Wimbledon runner-up Federer pulled out of last weeks championship match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London because of his back, a problem that slowed the Swiss legend mightily in 2013. Sundays reverse singles will pit the 17-time Grand Slam king Federer against Tsonga and Wawrinka versus Monfils. The best-of-five tie is being staged on an indoor clay court at Stade Pierre Mauroy in front of a capacity crowd of more than 27,000, which sets a new record for an officially-sanctioned tennis match, overtaking the Spain- United States Davis Cup final at the Estadio Olympico de Sevilla in 2004. Switzerland is captained by Severin Luthi, while France is guided by former Aussie runner-up Arnaud Clement. The French are 10-2 all-time versus the Swiss in Davis Cup play. The two nations last met in a 2004 quarterfinal that was won by France. The nine-time champion French are seeking their first Davis Cup title in 13 years, while Switzerland and the iconic Federer have never hoisted the coveted 114-year-old chalice. The Swiss finished as runners-up in 1992. . Felton was in court as the Manhattan district attorneys office outlined the agreement, which would resolve a gun case that arose amid the breakup of his marriage. Hes expected to admit June 30 to at least one charge, attempted criminal possession of a weapon -- he wont have to come to court to do so -- and get a $5,000 fine and 500 hours of community service. . Bjoerndalen, who had failed to win any major race for two years before Sochi, writes in a Facebook entry that he is "full of energy and inspiration" after winning the 10-kilometre sprint and mixed relay at last months Olympics. . - Veteran Kings defenceman Robyn Regehr, sidelined since Game 1 of the Anaheim series, says hes close to returning.Opportunity can play a big part in how much or how little a player produces. With that in mind, I’ve examined average time on ice for all skaters that played at least 10 games last season and 10 games this season, to see which players are being used differently than last season. There have been 72 players to play at least two minutes more per game. Sometimes its a natural progression for a young player to take on a bigger role, but it can also be a result of a team needing to fill holes created by injuries or a team investing significant ice time in an offseason acquisition. Here are the 15 players with the greatest average increase of ice time per game this season: INCREASED TIME ON ICE PER GAME PLAYER TEAM POS 2013-14 ATOI 2014-15 ATOI DIFF. Brent Burns San Jose D 16.81 23.32 +6.50 Filip Forsberg Nashville LW 11.41 17.12 +5.71 Boone Jenner Columbus C 14.08 19.43 +5.35 Riley Nash Carolina C 12.67 18.02 +5.35 Clayton Stoner Anaheim D 13.33 17.86 +4.53 David Savard Columbus D 17.83 22.35 +4.53 Sami Vatanen Anaheim D 17.45 21.83 +4.38 Jack Skille Columbus RW 8.66 12.98 +4.32 Jake Muzzin Los Angeles D 19.03 23.23 +4.20 Yannick Weber Vancouver D 11.92 16.10 +4.19 Alec Martinez Los Angeles D 15.68 19.71 +4.02 Trevor Daley Dallas D 21.15 24.97 +3.82 Roman Polak Toronto D 17.34 21.12 +3.78 Chris Phillips Ottawa D 19.23 22.98 +3.75 Nikita Nikitin Edmonton D 17.11 20.68 +3.56 On the other hand, here are the 15 players with the greatest decline in average ice time: DECREASED ICE TIME PER GAME PLAYER TEAM POS 2013-14 ATOI 2014-15 ATOI DIFF Cody Hodgson Buffalo C 18.14 14.13 -4.02 Nate Schmidt Washington D 18.69 14.65 -4.04 Anders Lee N.Y. Islanders LW 15.72 11.63 -4.09 T.J. Galiardi Winnipeg LW 14.61 10.49 -4.12 Kyle Brodziak Minnesota C 16.22 11.76 -4.46 Marcel Goc Pittsburgh C 16.33 11.67 -4.66 Matt Halischuk Winnipeg RW 11.34 6.46 -4.88 Tuomu Ruutu New Jersey LW 14.57 9.61 -4.96 Brad Richards Chicago C 18.68 13.60 -5.08 Sven Baertschi Calgary LW 14.11 8.97 -5.14 Mike Santorelli Toronto RW 18. 56 13.24 -5.33 Steve Ott St. Louis C 18.23 12.76 -5.47 Vincent Trocheck Florida C 18.89 13.00 -5.89 Grant Clitsome Winnipeg D 19.79 13.75 -6.04 Matt Stajan Calgary C 18.37 12.13 -6.25 For a full list of players with more than a two minute difference per game compared to last season, click here. From Thursdays game... HEROES Filip Forsberg – The Nashville rookie scored the only goal, and had nine shot attempts (only 2 SOG), in a 1-0 overtime win against Edmonton. He’s the top rookie scorer in the league with 10 goals and 23 points in 22 games, but is also a prime candidate for regression because his on-ice shooting percentage is awfully high. Among skaters with at least 200 minutes of 5-on-5 play: HIGHEST ON-ICE SHOOTING PERCENTAGE PLAYER TEAM POS ON-ICE SH% Rick Nash N.Y. Rangers LW 13.5% Mike Santorelli Toronto RW 13.3% Cody Franson Toronto D 13.3% Filip Forsberg Nashville LW 13.3% Tyler Seguin Dallas C 13.2% Pekka Rinne – Nashville’s defensive backbone stopped all 37 shots he faced against Edmonton. Rinne is once again playing at an elite level, tied with Jonathan Quick and Craig Anderson with a league-leading .932 save percentage. Viktor Fasth – Edmonton’s goaltender turned aside 24 of 25 shots he faced in the 1-0 loss, the most saves he’s recorded in a game this season while allowing fewer than two goals against. His .900 save percentage through 10 games is disappointing, though better than Ben Scrivens (.887). ZEROES Paul Gaustad – The Predators’ checking centre, along with LW Eric Nystrom, started fewer than 10% of his shifts in the offensive zone against Edmonton, but two shot attempts for and 10 against (16.7%) is a tough way to spend 8:39 of ice time. LINEUP NEED TO KNOW Mike Fisher – Played his first game of the season for the Predators, returning from an Achilles injury, and delivered solid possession stats (16 shot attempts for, 8 against, 66.7%) in 12:44 of ice time against Edmonton. Mark Fayne – With Justin Schultz scratched, the Oilers played Fayne a season-high 23:07 at Nashville, and Fayne responded with nine shot attempts (6 SOG). Oscar Klefbom – Inserted into the Edmonton lineup, Klefbom had the best possession stats (19 shot attempts for, 7 against, 73.1%) in the game. Matt Hendricks – Left the game after playing all of 42 seconds, suffering a lower-body injury after blocking a shot from Nashville’s Shea Weber. 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