New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr announced his retirement Sunday from international hockey as a member of the Czech Republic national team it lost 3-0 against Sweden in the bronze-medal game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.
"That was my last game for the Czech Republic," Jagr told reporters. "I'll be back to play in the NHL next year [with the Devils], but I won't play for my country again."
Sergei Shirokov scored the eventual game-winning goal with two minutes remaining in the first period, Danis Zaripov and Yevgeni Medvedev each had two assists and Russia defeated Sweden 3-1 to advance to the gold-medal game at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in a game played at Minsk Arena.
Russia will face off against Finland, a 3-0 winner against the Czech Republic in the second semifinal, in the championship game on Sunday.
Curtis Lazar scored at 2:42 of the third overtime to give the Edmonton Oil Kings a 4-3 victory against the Val-d'Or Foreurs on Friday in the semifinal game of the 2014 Memorial Cup at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario.
Edmonton faces the Guelph Storm in the championship game Sunday (4 p.m. ET, NHLN-US).
Lazar, a 2013 first-round pick (No. 17) of the Ottawa Senators, got to the front of the Val-d'Or net and tipped a low shot from the left point by Cody Corbett past the outstretched pad of Foreurs goaltender Antoine Bibeau.
VANCOUVER -- Trevor Linden and Jim Benning hadn't spoken since they were teammates on the Vancouver Canucks in 1988-89, but it didn't take long to realize they were on the same page about fixing the current edition of the franchise.
Linden introduced Benning as the Canucks' new general manager on Friday, a move many predicted soon after general manager Mike Gillis was fired in early April and Linden took over as president of hockey operations the next day. However, Linden insisted he didn't make up his mind until reconnecting with Benning.
Johnson, who will turn 20 next month, finished tied for third on the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League this season with 53 points (28 goals) in 59 games. The 6-foot, 190-pound forward led the Spitfires with four goals and six points during the 2014 OHL playoffs and then joined Albany of the American Hockey League upon completion of his junior season.
Johnson, a third-round pick (No. 90) in the 2012 NHL Draft, had 66 goals and 128 points in 191 games during his junior career.
Tyler Johnson signed a new three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday. Financial terms of the contract were not released, but Elliotte Friedman of the CBC reports it's worth $10 million.
Johnson could have become a restricted free agent this summer.
The news was reported by Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer.
Francis said Semin's rehab is going well and he should be ready for the start of training camp. Semin had 22 goals and 42 points in 65 games this season after he was a point-per-game player in 2012-13, his first with Carolina.
You could see out there that everybody was willing to compete, to sacrifice, even blocking shots to the end. Even in the third when we were up 5-0, guys were still working hard and blocking shots That's a nice feeling also for the future.
— Flames goalie Jonas Hiller after his team's 5-0 win over Carolina