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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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Tyler Johnson goal caps U.S. comeback at Worlds

Saturday, 05.10.2014 / 6:57 PM / News

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Tyler Johnson of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored the game-winner with 6:45 remaining in the third period and the United States defeated Switzerland 3-2 on Saturday in the preliminary round of the 2014 IIHF World Championship at Minsk Arena in Belarus.

The U.S. trailed 1-0 and 2-1.

Craig Smith of the Nashville Predators scored on the power play for the Americans, and Peter Mueller came out of the penalty box and scored eight seconds after serving a tripping minor. Tim Thomas of the Dallas Stars made 27 saves.

"Our line's playing well, and the [power play] is getting points which is always important in a tournament like this," Johnson told the IIHF website. "It's great to get that chemistry together."

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Baertschi, Loktionov, Polak injured at Worlds

Saturday, 05.10.2014 / 4:20 PM / News

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Calgary Flames forward Sven Baertschi sustained a fractured rib playing for Switzerland at the 2014 World Championship, the IIHF said on its website Saturday.

Baertschi will be out for several weeks.

Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Loktionov sustained a shoulder injury playing for Russia in the same game. He will be out for several weeks and traveled to Moscow on Saturday, the website said.

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France stuns Canada, U.S. routs Belarus at Worlds

Friday, 05.09.2014 / 4:50 PM / News

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Forward Pierre-Édouard Bellemare, who stars in the Swedish Hockey League for Skelleftea, scored in the third round of a shootout Friday to give France a stunning 3-2 victory against Canada in preliminary-round action of the 2014 IIHF World Championship at Chizhovka Arena in Belarus.

The victory was the second by France against Canada at the World Championship dating back to 1931; the French previously defeated Canada 4-1 in April 1995. The Canadians, who defeated France 9-1 at the 2011 WC and 7-2 in 2012, fall to 8-2 all-time against France.

"You look at that team after they won that game, that's like winning a Stanley Cup for them," Canada coach Dave Tippett told The Canadian Press.

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Top 2015 prospect McDavid selected in KHL draft

Friday, 05.09.2014 / 9:34 AM / News

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid, who many project to be the No. 1 pick at the 2015 NHL Draft in Florida, was selected by Medvescak Zagreb in the second round (No. 77) of the Kontinental Hockey League draft Thursday.

Zagreb will hold McDavid's KHL rights, but that likely won't matter since the 17-year-old prodigy is expected to suit up for an NHL team in 2015-16 right out of training camp.

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Maple Leafs extend contract of coach Carlyle

Thursday, 05.08.2014 / 3:00 PM / News

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Randy Carlyle will return next season as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs and has been given a contract extension through the 2016-17 season.

General manager David Nonis announced at the same time that assistant coaches Dave Farrish, Scott Gordon and Greg Cronin would not return to the team next season.

Carlyle's job status had been in question since a late-season collapse by the Maple Leafs and the hiring of Brendan Shanahan as their new president.

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Blue Jackets sign Dansk to entry-level contract

Thursday, 05.08.2014 / 1:52 PM / News

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The Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday signed goaltender Oscar Dansk to a three-year entry-level contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Dansk, 20, was a second-round pick (No. 31) by the Blue Jackets in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Dansk, a native of Tumba, Sweden, has spent the past two seasons with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, compiling a 40-32-7 record with a 3.25 goals-against average, .897 save percentage and six shutouts in 85 appearances.

He was the co-winner, alongside fellow Otter Devin Williams, of the Dave Pinkney Trophy for Top Team Goaltending in 2013-14 after Erie allowed a league-low 170 goals in 68 games en route to posting franchise records for wins (52) and points (106) in a season.

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Panthers sign Grimaldi; Stars sign Lindell

Wednesday, 05.07.2014 / 6:29 PM / News

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The Florida Panthers on Wednesday agreed to an entry-level contract with forward Rocco Grimaldi.

Grimaldi, 21, comes off a season in which he led the University of North Dakota with 17 goals and 22 assists as it reached the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals. He was named MVP of the NCAA Midwest Regional after helping UND defeat Wisconsin and Ferris State.

"We are very pleased to have reached a contract agreement with Rocco," Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said. "He is a hard-working forward who possesses speed along with great vision on the ice. We look forward to his continued growth and development within our organization."

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Blues extend Hitchcock as coach through 2014-15

Wednesday, 05.07.2014 / 3:33 PM / News

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The St. Louis Blues extended the contract of coach Ken Hitchcock through the 2014-15 season on Wednesday.

In addition, associate coach Brad Shaw and assistant coach Ray Bennett will return.

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— San Jose forward Logan Couture to The Canadian Press on the Sharks' first-round loss to the Kings after taking a 3-0 series lead