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Rinne leads Finland past Germany at Worlds

Tuesday, 05.13.2014 / 4:54 PM / News

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Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne made 20 saves to lead Finland to a 4-0 victory against Germany in preliminary-round play at the 2014 IIHF World Championship at Minsk Arena in Belarus on Tuesday.

The victory was the first for Finland (1-2, three points) in the Group B field. In the previous two games between these countries at the World Championship in 2011 and 2013, each game was won by Finland in overtime.

The extra period wasn't needed Tuesday, when Petri Kontiola had a goal and an assist and won 61 percent of his faceoffs.

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Capitals sign 2009 pick Mitchell to one-year contract

Tuesday, 05.13.2014 / 2:11 PM / News

The Washington Capitals on Tuesday signed forward Garrett Mitchell to a one-year, two-way contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Mitchell, 22, had two assists and 44 penalty minutes in 17 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League this season, and has 47 points (21 goals, 26 assists) in 160 career AHL games. From 2006-11, he had 112 points (51 goals, 61 assists) in 264 games with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League while serving as captain in 2010-11.

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Blues hire Kirk Muller as assistant coach

Tuesday, 05.13.2014 / 12:04 PM / News

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The St. Louis Blues on Tuesday hired Kirk Muller as an assistant coach.

TSN's Darren Dreger reported Muller, who was fired last week as coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, will receive a two-year contract to join veteran Blues coach Ken Hitchcock.

"We are excited to add Kirk to our staff," general manager Doug Armstrong said. "He was a Stanley Cup-winning player, and as a coach has shown excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to both young and veteran players."

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Capitals' Orlov sustains broken arm at Worlds

Tuesday, 05.13.2014 / 11:08 AM / News

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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov will miss the remainder of the IIHF World Championship with a broken arm. The injury occurred during the second period of Russia's 6-1 win against the United States on Monday.

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Russia routs U.S., Canada edges Czechs at Worlds

Monday, 05.12.2014 / 5:16 PM / News

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Linemates Alex Ovechkin, Viktor Tikhonov and Sergei Plotnikov combined for four goals and eight points when Russia earned some measure of revenge against the United States in a 6-1 victory in preliminary-round action of the 2014 IIHF World Championship at Minsk Arena in Belarus on Monday.

Russia was beaten by the United States, 8-3, in the quarterfinal round of the 2013 World Championship. Led by Ovechkin, captain of the Washington Capitals, Russia is unbeaten in three games this year and sits atop the Group B standings. Russia is seeking its first gold medal since the 2012 WC.

"We played very aggressive hockey, and scored another early goal even though we've not had much chance to rest," Russian coach Oleg Znaroks told the IIHF website. "A win's and win and I'm happy for the guys."

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Bernier, Gunnarsson have successful surgeries

Monday, 05.12.2014 / 4:34 PM / News

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Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier and defenseman Carl Gunnarsson each underwent successful surgeries at the end of the season, the team announced Monday.

Bernier had surgery to repair a sports hernia, while Gunnarsson had hip surgery. They are progressing well and along with forward Joffrey Lupul (knee meniscus surgery) are expected to be fully recovered for the start of training camp in September.

Bernier was eighth in the NHL with a .923 save percentage despite facing the seventh-most shots in the League. He was 26-19-7 with a 2.68 goals-against average in his first season with Toronto.

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Signings roundup: Wolf agrees with Flames

Monday, 05.12.2014 / 1:37 PM / News

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The Calgary Flames on Monday signed forward David Wolf to a one-year contract, worth $775,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the American Hockey League level.

Wolf, 24, is a native of Dusseldorf, Germany, who has spent the past three seasons with the Hamburg Freezers of the German League (DEL).

In 48 games this season, Wolf scored 14 goals and 40 points and had a plus-14 rating. He has 44 goals and 115 points in 154 career games with the Freezers.

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Oilers sign Lander to contract extension

Monday, 05.12.2014 / 12:20 PM / News

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The Edmonton Oilers on Monday agreed to terms with center Anton Lander on a one-year contract extension.

Lander, 23, was a second-round selection (No. 40) by the Oilers in the 2009 NHL Draft. He has two goals and eight points in 94 career NHL games.

He split the season between the Oilers and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons. He appeared in 27 games with the Oilers, and had one assist and four penalty minutes.

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Sweden rallies, Russia wins at World Championship

Sunday, 05.11.2014 / 8:29 PM / News

Sweden rallied for a 4-3 shootout win against the Czech Republic in a preliminary-round game at the IIHF World Championship at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk, Belarus, on Sunday.

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NHL community honors mothers on Twitter

Sunday, 05.11.2014 / 11:54 AM / News

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Select NHL players took to Twitter on Mother's Day to extend their wishes to their moms.

Among the highlights include New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo not only thanking his mom, but extending his wishes to his wife, Danielle, who his celebrating her first Mother's Day. Elliana Okposo was born in January.

According to Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, Mother's Day is the only time of year he makes his own bed. And the NHL simply asked, "Who needs a vase when you have the Stanley Cup?" while providing a picture of flowers inside the trophy.

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