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World Cup of Hockey Day 2 Roundup

Team North America defeats Team Finland; Team Sweden edges Team Russia

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TORONTO -- The kids are more than just alright. Just ask Team Finland.

Team North America, made up of players 23-and-under from Canada and the United States, soared out of the gate at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 on Sunday, defeating Finland, 4-1, at Air Canada Centre.

Jack Eichel, Johnny Gaudreau, Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon scored for Team North America, which is 1-0 in Group B play. Finland is 0-1.

Here is the recap of the victory by Team North America.

Team North America will be back on the ice Monday, taking on Team Russia, which is desperate for a win following a 2-1 defeat against Team Sweden in the first game Sunday. 

 

Sweden defeats Russia

Team Sweden, playing without No. 1 goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who was ill, got 27 saves from backup goalie Jacob Markstrom to defeat Team Russia.

Team Russia appeared to tie the game on a goal by Alex Ovechkin with 8.2 seconds left, but the goal was waved off and video replay confirmed the Team Russia forward batted the puck into the net with his glove and the puck did not touch his stick on the way in.

Here's the story from the game.

 

Rebound

Team USA got back to work Sunday, trying to regroup after its 3-0 defeat against Team Europe on Saturday. The defeat set up what is a virtual must-win against Team Canada on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN, TVA Sports).

Here is Sunday's full report from Team USA practice

 

Price is Right

As if Team USA didn't need more bad news, Team Canada goalie Carey Price, playing in a game that mattered for the first time since Nov. 25, looked like his old self Saturday in the win against Team Czech Republic.

Get the latest on Price from Team Canada practice Sunday at wch2016.com

 

What A Win

Team Europe forward Leon Draisaitl, in his latest World Cup diary, shared his thoughts on his team's win against Team USA on Saturday.

Read Draisatl's World Cup diary

 

Happy Birthday

There were several significant NHL birthdays Sunday and NHL.com columnist Dave Stubbs didn't miss any of them.

 Here's his World Cup Postcard from Maple Leaf Square

 

FAN-tastic

While there was some serious action taking place at Air Canada Centre, it was nothing but fun at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village.

Learn more about the Fan Village at wch2016.com

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