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Canada, United States eliminated from Worlds

Thursday, 05.22.2014 / 4:27 PM / News

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Iiro Pakarinen scored with 3:08 remaining as Finland eliminated Canada with a 3-2 win Thursday in the quarterfinals of the 2014 IIHF World Championship in a game played at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk, Belarus.

Olli Palola and Juuso Hietanen also scored and Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators) stopped 36 shots for Finland, which will face the Czech Republic in one of two semifinals scheduled for Saturday.

"We got a good start in the first period, but in the second period Canada was very strong," Finland coach Erkka Westerlund told the IIHF website. "In the third period we found the mental strength. We call it 'sisu' [in Finnish]. I am very proud of my team."

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Penguins' Maatta, Bennett recovering from surgeries

Thursday, 05.22.2014 / 4:10 PM / News

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta had surgery Thursday to repair a labral tear in his shoulder, the team announced.

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Ovechkin plays for Russia wearing knee brace

Thursday, 05.22.2014 / 12:46 PM / News

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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin returned to the Russia lineup for its quarterfinal game Thursday against France at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.

Ovechkin didn't have any points and wore a brace on his right knee but showed no ill effects when Russia defeated France 3-0 to advance to the semifinals on Saturday against Sweden, a 3-2 winner against Belarus.

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NHL takes three Sports Business Awards

Wednesday, 05.21.2014 / 11:27 PM / News

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League was awarded three of the most prestigious honors tonight at the 2014 Sports Business Awards, winning "Sports League of the Year," "Sports Executive of the Year" recognition for Commissioner Gary Bettman and "Sports Event of the Year" for the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The annual event, hosted by The SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily, honors excellence in sports business for the period from March 1, 2013 - February 28, 2014. The awards were presented before a record crowd of more than 800 at a special ceremony held at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.

This marks Commissioner Bettman's first win for "Sports Executive of the Year." Other nominees for "Sports Executive of the Year" were Fox Sports President and COO Randy Freer; Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber; Under Armour CEO and founder Kevin Plank; and Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive.

"While I am extremely proud to receive this award, I am more proud of the great people at the National Hockey League who helped make 2013-14 a record-setting season on a variety of levels -- including thrills, excitement and fun," Commissioner Bettman said. "I also thank our Clubs, our broadcast and business partners and the best fans in sports for their support; I know that their combined power will generate an even-brighter future for NHL hockey."

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Canucks hire Jim Benning as general manager

Wednesday, 05.21.2014 / 10:35 PM / News

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The Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday announced the hiring of Jim Benning as their general manager. He replaces Mike Gillis, who was let go last month after the Canucks were eliminated from contention for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Canucks president Trevor Linden delivered the news to season-ticket members attending a Canucks Town Hall Meeting in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

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Kosmachuk's hat trick leads Guelph past London

Wednesday, 05.21.2014 / 10:28 PM / News

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Winnipeg Jets prospect Scott Kosmachuk had a hat trick as the Guelph Storm finished round-robin play at the 2014 Memorial Cup with a 7-2 win against the host London Knights at Budweiser Gardens on Wednesday.

Tyler Bertuzzi, a Detroit Red Wings draft pick, also scored two goals, and Jason Dickinson, selected by the Dallas Stars with the 29th pick of the 2013 NHL Draft, had a goal and two assists for Guelph.

Robert Fabbri, a center listed at No. 21 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2014 NHL Draft, had two assists.


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Ovechkin practices with Russia at Worlds: report

Wednesday, 05.21.2014 / 8:50 PM / News

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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin practiced with Russia on Wednesday in preparation for the quarterfinals at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, the Washington Post reported.

The newspaper, using reports from Belarus, where the tournament is being played, said Ovechkin did not confirm he would play Thursday against France.

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Robinson signs contract to stay with Sharks: report

Wednesday, 05.21.2014 / 7:25 PM / News

It appears Larry Robinson will remain with the San Jose Sharks organization for at least three more seasons.

The Montreal Gazette reported Wednesday that Robinson has signed a three-year contract to remain as the Sharks' associate coach. He will have director of player development added to his title. Robinson will not travel as much with the Sharks next season, according to the newspaper.

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Penguins prospect Pouliot to miss 4-6 months

Wednesday, 05.21.2014 / 5:08 PM / News

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Pittsburgh Penguins defense prospect Derrick Pouliot had successful shoulder surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss 4-6 months.

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Trotz interviews for Capitals coaching job: report

Wednesday, 05.21.2014 / 3:58 PM / News

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Barry Trotz interviewed for the vacant coaching job with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, according to a TSN report Wednesday.

Trotz reportedly met with president Dick Patrick and owner Ted Leonsis. Trotz was fired by the Nashville Predators on April 14 after 15 years.

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