Balancing big-game experience with the desire for speed and chemistry is giving Canada and the United States a few things to think about.
Frank Provenzano breaks down the toughest position battles competing for a spot on Team USA.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the winning goal in the shootout and Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves in regulation to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Blues 3, Wild 1
Left wing/enforcer Matt Johnson signed a three-year contract extension worth about $3.3 million with the Minnesota Wild on Monday.
The NHL suspended Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Johnson on Friday for slashing Vancouver's Matt Cooke in the Wild's 6-2 win over the Canucks on Thursday night.
Former Duck Jeremy Stevenson scored his first goal for his new team and three players added two assists apiece as the Minnesota Wild skated to a 4-1 victory.