More Sports Topics

Canada edges Team Europe to capture World Cup

Canada was not the best team on the ice until it mattered. Down two goals with 3 minutes left, the high-powered Canadians kicked it up a notch and Team Europe simply couldn’t stop them. Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal with 43.1 seconds left after Patrice Bergeron tied it with ...

Canada beats Russia to reach final round

Sep 25, 2016

Canada beats Russia to reach final round

Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockey’s biggest stages. Again. Crosby scored once and assisted on both of Brad Marchand’s goals, including the winner early in the third period, to help Canada beat Russia 5-3 on Saturday night in the World ...

Canada-Russia battle set

Sep 24, 2016

Canada-Russia battle set

Ryan Getzlaf doesn’t remember a single thing from Canada’s last matchup with Russia in a tournament featuring the best hockey players in the world. “I couldn’t even tell you what the score was or when we played them or what happened,” Getzlaf said. Canada ...

Sep 23, 2016

Russia whips Finland to reach World Cup semifinals

Vladimir Tarasenko and Ivan Telegin scored 1:19 apart in the second period and Russia beat Finland 3-0 on Thursday to set up a World Cup of Hockey semifinal against Canada — and knock out Team North America. Evgeni Malkin scored in the third period ...

North America beats Sweden in OT, needs help to advance

Sep 22, 2016

North America beats Sweden in OT, needs help to advance

When Nathan MacKinnon deked Henrik Lundqvist out for a highlight-reel overtime goal and got mobbed by teammates, he couldn’t be happier. Minutes later, MacKinnon found out that the 4-3 victory over Sweden on Wednesday wasn’t enough to get Team North America into the semifinals ...

Canada ousts U.S. from World Cup

Sep 21, 2016

Canada ousts U.S. from World Cup

Patrick Kane was on the verge of tears as the final horn sounded on another American loss to Canada. A 4-2 wipeout eliminated the United States from the World Cup of Hockey on Tuesday night, ending what was perhaps the best chance for this ...

Sep 15, 2016

NHL to increase concussion spotters

The NHL is revamping its concussion monitoring system for the upcoming season. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league will have four concussion spotters watching all games from a centralized location in either Toronto or New York, as well as spotters at each game ...

Sep 14, 2016

Canada adds O'Reilly to replace Seguin

Team Canada replaced injured forward Tyler Seguin with Ryan O’Reilly on Tuesday, adding the Buffalo Sabres center to its roster for the World Cup of Hockey. O’Reilly had 21 goals and 39 assists in 71 games last season. He won the Lady Byng Trophy ...

Sep 13, 2016

Puck kills Czech hockey ref

An ice hockey referee in the Czech Republic has died after he was injured in a game. The Czech Ice Hockey Federation announced that Pavel Lainka, age 24, died on Saturday, without elaborating on his injury. According to media reports, Lainka was hit in ...

Sweden taking strong defense into World Cup

Sep 13, 2016

Sweden taking strong defense into World Cup

Even as one of the best defensemen in the NHL, Victor Hedman is in awe of Sweden’s blue line for the World Cup of Hockey. Hedman watches two-time Norris Trophy-winner Erik Karlsson and potential future winner Oliver Ekman-Larsson man the power play. He steps ...

North America routs Europe in exhibition

Sep 9, 2016

North America routs Europe in exhibition

Nathan MacKinnon scored on a third-period penalty shot for his second goal of the game in Team North America’s 4-0 victory over Team Europe on Thursday night in a World Cup of Hockey exhibition game. MacKinnon, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Johnny Gaudreau scored in a ...

Sep 2, 2016

Japan hockey team falls to Germany

Japan’s men’s ice hockey team lost 5-0 against Germany in the final qualifiers for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday. Japan, ranked 21st in the world, had no answer to 10th-ranked Germany and faces a tough task to make its way to the Games ...