Tuesday, April 21 2015
News and Features
|Czech Republic snaps Canada's string of world titles|
Maxim Afinogenov had two goals and an assist to lead Russia to a 6-3 victory over Sweden on Sunday in the bronze-medal game of the world hockey championship.
|U.S., Canada in same '06 hockey worlds pool|
The United States was drawn into the same group as Canada on Tuesday for next year's world hockey championship in Latvia.
|Canada edges Russia, reaches final vs. Czechs|
Canada nearly blew a four-goal lead before hanging on to beat Russia 4-3 Saturday and reach its third straight final at the world hockey championship.
|Canada, Sweden take different paths to World semis|
Canada and Sweden are each one victory away from a third straight final at the world hockey championship. That's hardly a surprise for the star-studded Canadians, but Sweden advanced basically shorthanded.
|Cox: Rain or shine?|
Despite its loss in the worlds quarters, the U.S. national team has turned the generational corner successfully. Or has it?
|Shoot, out! U.S. hockey ousted at world champs|
Andy Roach held the United States' hopes on his stick but Tomas Vokoun stopped his backhander, giving the Czech Republic a 3-2 quarterfinals victory Thursday at the world hockey championship.
|Nash lifts Canada with tourney-leading ninth goal|
Rick Nash scored his tournament-leading ninth goal in the third period Tuesday, giving Canada a 2-1 victory over last-place Ukraine at the world hockey championship.
|Cox: Lost opportunity|
Team USA followed up its dominance of Sweden with a lackluster tie against Ukraine. Will it come back to haunt them?
|USA settles for tie vs. Ukraine|
Zach Parise was stopped on a penalty shot with 1:25 left, but the United States clinched a spot in the quarterfinals of the world hockey championship by tying last-place Ukraine 1-1 Monday.
|Team USA ends Sweden's win streak at worlds|
U.S. captain Mike Modano had a goal and an assist to help the Americans snap Sweden's four-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory at the hockey world championships.
|Sweden (finally) beats Canada at worlds|
Sweden finally beat Canada at the world hockey championship, but the gold medal wasn't at stake this time.
|USA blows lead, salvages tie against Finland|
Mark Parrish scored the tying goal with 40 seconds left Friday, lifting the United States into a 4-4 tie with Finland in the second round of the world hockey championship.
|Monster Nash: Columbus star leads Canada past U.S.|
Rick Nash had two goals and an assist to lift Canada to a 3-1 victory over the United States on Thursday at the world hockey championships.
|Ukrainian player DQ'ed from world championship|
Ukraine defenseman Oleksandr Pobyedonostsev tested positive for the banned steroid Norandrosterone and was disqualified from the world championship on Thursday.
|Cox: Global warming|
Team USA GM Don Waddell used to all but beg players to compete in the worlds. That might change after this year's tournament.
|Burnside: A new leader|
Mike Modano used to be just another one of the guys on Team USA. Now he's leading the team -- and the program -- into a new phase.
|Russia, Ukraine win; Modano mulls worlds status|
Alexander Kharitonov and Sergei Vyshedkevich scored goals to help Russia beat Belarus 2-0 Wednesday at the world hockey championship.
|Parise added to U.S. world championship team|
Forward Zach Parise was added to the United States roster at the world ice hockey championship on Wednesday.
|USA squeezes by Latvia into second round of worlds|
Mark Parrish had two goals and the United States rallied to beat Latvia 3-1 Tuesday, clinching a second-round berth at the world hockey championships.
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News and Features
|Finland undefeated after 4-1 win over Ukraine|
Ville Peltonen and Kimmo Timonen scored 3:25 apart in the second period to lift undefeated Finland to a 4-1 victory over winless Ukraine at the hockey world championships on Monday.
|U.S. routs Slovenia 7-0 at hockey worlds opener|
The United States routed Slovenia 7-0 in its opener at the hockey world championship Sunday, with Mike Knuble scoring two goals and goaltender Rick DiPietro facing only 15 shots.
|Canada, Russia struggle to win worlds openers|
Defending champion Canada and Russia struggled Saturday in winning their opening games at the hockey world championships.
|World championship rosters stocked with stars|
Mario Lemieux, Peter Forsberg, Joe Sakic and Mats Sundin aren't playing in the world hockey championship, but the tournament still is loaded with stars thanks to the NHL lockout.
|Modano tabbed as captain of U.S. world team|
Mike Modano of the Dallas Stars will captain the U.S. team at the world hockey championship.
|Injured Nagy out of world hockey championship|
A medical test Thursday ruled Slovakia's Ladislav Nagy out of the upcoming world championship in Vienna, Austria.
|Burnside: The next 'Miracle' worker|
Calling Peter Laviolette the next Herb Brooks might be unfair, but there is no denying he might be the start of a new lineage of successful U.S.-born coaches.
|Johnson: Marc Habscheid's time|
Instead of opting for Hall of Famers or heavyweights to coach its world championship team, Canada stuck with its roots.
|Burnside: The future of America|
Jordan Leopold, Paul Martin and John-Michael Liles are the next generation of Team USA defensemen -- and they're in need of a nickname.
|Johnson: Canada's 'ace'|
Sure, Team Canada's world championship team is stocked with talent, but it's Martin Brodeur's presence in net that makes it a favorite.
|Burnside: Fire on ice|
Ty Conklin's competitiveness got him to the NHL, and to his current role as Team USA's top goalie.
|Johnson: The rich are still rich|
Who needs Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic and Steve Yzerman when you've got Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley and Rick Nash?
|Burnside: Extreme makeover|
NHL players are available to play in this year's World Championship, so why does Team USA look so different?
|U.S. beats Canada in world championship tuneup|
Mark Parrish scored with 4.5 seconds remaining to lead the United States to a 5-4 victory over Canada on Friday night in the teams' final North American tuneup before the world hockey championship.
|Canada downs USA 3-1 in worlds tuneup|
Rick Nash and Dan Boyle scored first-period goals, and Canada defeated the United States 3-1 Wednesday night in a tuneup for the world hockey championship.
|Laviolette selected to coach U.S. at worlds|
Carolina Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette will serve as head coach of the United States men's national team at the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship.
|MacTavish, Renney join Canada's worlds staff|
Craig MacTavish of the Edmonton Oilers and Tom Renney of the New York Rangers will join Team Canada's coaching staff for the world championship, April 30-15 in Austria.
|Gretzky won't organize Team Canada for worlds|
Wayne Gretzky will not run the Canadian team at hockey's world championships in Austria next month because his mother is being treated for lung cancer.
|Burnside: Team in transition|
GM Don Waddell is saddled with question marks as he tries to reassemble Team USA.
|Deep freeze: Lemieux might skip world champs|
Mario Lemieux will likely skip the upcoming hockey world championships in Austria, but the player-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins hasn't ruled it out completely.
Women's World Championship
|U.S. women finally beat Canada to win gold|
The United States beat Canada 3-1 in a penalty shootout to win the Women's World Hockey Championship on Saturday, ending the defending champions' run of eight straight titles.
|Deja vu: U.S.-Canada in women's hockey final|
Kelly Stephens led a three-goal second period to help the United States beat Sweden 4-1 on Friday and move into the women's world championship final against Canada.
|Wendell leads U.S. women's hockey over Finland|
Krissy Wendell led the U.S. with two goals and two assists in an 8-1 win over Finland on Wednesday at the women's world hockey championship.
|USA reaches women's world hockey semis|
Katie King and Kelly Stephens each had two goals and one assist, leading the United States past Germany 7-0 Tuesday and into the semifinals of the women's world hockey championships.
|U.S. women rout China in hockey worlds|
Sarah Parsons scored two goals and added an assist to lead the United States over China 8-2 Sunday in its opening game at the women's world hockey championship.