Frank Provenzano breaks down the toughest position battles competing for a spot on Team Canada ahead of the 2014 Olympics.
Russia got two late goals to beat the United States 5-3 in a hard fought game, while Canada scored four unanswered goals en route to a 7-1 rout of Norway on Tuesday at the ice hockey world championships.
Ilya Kovalchuk's hat trick led Russia to a 4-1 victory over Germany at the ice hockey world championships Sunday, and Switzerland stunned Canada in a penalty shootout to win 3-2.
The United States rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to beat Austria 5-3 in its opening game at the ice hockey world championship Saturday.
The Devils only have one All-Star, while the Rangers send two and the Islanders have only one in the skills competition.
Two Ducks and one Kings player were chosen to the NHL All-Star Game.
Canada defeated Italy 5-1 Saturday in its world hockey championship opener behind a goal and assist each from Steve Stamkos, Rene Bourque and Matt Duchene.