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Finland routs U.S. to claim hockey bronze

Feb 23, 2014

Finland routs U.S. to claim hockey bronze

Teemu Selanne led his team around the ice, with a bronze medal draped around his neck, after he finished off his sixth Olympics with a sweet victory. If the Finnish Flash is retiring and hanging up his skates after the NHL season, he picked ...

Canada beats U.S. 1-0 to reach gold-medal game

Feb 22, 2014

Canada beats U.S. 1-0 to reach gold-medal game

For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics. One slick goal and 60 minutes of stifling defensive hockey kept the Canadians firmly on top of the U.S. and moved them to the brink of gold again. Jamie Benn scored in the ...

Sweden defeats Finland in hockey semifinals

Feb 21, 2014

Sweden defeats Finland in hockey semifinals

Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots, lifting Sweden over Finland 2-1 on Friday and into the gold-medal game at the Sochi Olympics. The 2006 Olympic champions will face the United States or Canada ...

Feb 21, 2014

Ovechkin's father has heart attack

The father of Russian star Alex Ovechkin suffered a heart attack in Sochi while his son took part in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament, the Washington Capitals said. Ovechkin, who is the face of Russian hockey, did not join the other NHL stars on ...

Feb 21, 2014

Obama loses beer bet to Harper

President Barack Obama owes Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper a case of beer, after the Canada women’s ice hockey team’s comeback victory in the gold-medal game against the United States in Sochi on Thursday. But Obama has a chance to get his own back ...

Finland ends Russia's hockey dream

Feb 20, 2014

Finland ends Russia's hockey dream

The Russians dutifully shook the Finns’ hands and then skated to the center of a rink built to showcase their return to Olympic hockey dominance. When they raised their sticks in a mournful salute, they got more whistles than cheers from their devastated fans. ...

Sweden routs Slovenia, punches ticket to semifinals

Feb 19, 2014

Sweden routs Slovenia, punches ticket to semifinals

Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves for his second shutout of the Sochi Games and Carl Hagelin scored twice, helping Sweden rout upstart Slovenia 5-0 Wednesday to advance into Olympic hockey semifinals. The 2006 Olympic champions will face the winner of the Russia-Finland game Friday ...

Japan goes winless in women's hockey tournament

Feb 18, 2014

Japan goes winless in women's hockey tournament

Susann Gotz had a goal and an assist to lead Germany to a 3-2 victory over Japan on Tuesday in the Olympic women’s hockey seventh-place game. Japan, which has never won a game in the Olympics, finished eighth and is now 0-10, including its ...

Feb 18, 2014

Putin tips Russia for hockey glory

President Vladimir Putin on Monday marked the Russian ice hockey team as favorite to win the Olympics, saying it was the best team in the tournament. The Russian press has expressed concern about the team — packed with NHL stars like Alex Ovechkin — ...

Feb 17, 2014

Japanese women still winless on ice

Japan’s women’s hockey team had salt thrown in the wound Sunday as it was handed yet another defeat at the hands of Russia, although the team put up a brave fight in the classifications for fifth to eighth place at the Sochi Games. Dropping ...

Canada puts away Finland on Doughty's goal in overtime

Feb 17, 2014

Canada puts away Finland on Doughty's goal in overtime

Drew Doughty earned a spot on Canada’s Olympic team because of his ability to move the puck, skate and hit hard. The Los Angeles defenseman is also providing Canada with a surprising offensive boost at the Sochi Games. Doughty broke a scoreless tie midway ...