Russia beat the United States 5-3 in the world junior hockey quarterfinals Thursday, rallying to take the lead on Nakita Zadorov's two power-play goals.
Tampa Bay center Nate Thompson broke the tie at the end of the second period to help the United States beat Belarus 5-3 on Thursday in the world hockey championships.
Petteri Nokelainen scored the first of Finland's five third-period goals to lift it to a 6-1 win over Sweden 6-1 on Sunday for its second ice hockey world championship title.
Jarkko Immonen scored twice to help Finland beat Norway 4-1 Thursday and reach the semifinals of the ice hockey world championship.
Ahead of the NHL All-Star game, Gare Joyce predicts what newcomers could be joining the team in the year 2015. His list includes prospects from all different levels of competition, but at the top are current NHLers Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall.
E.J. Hradek believes the Swedes are sitting pretty heading into the single-elimination tournament portion of the Olympics
Nicklas Backstrom scored 29 seconds after the opening faceoff and Sweden went on to an 8-2 win over Latvia on Monday and claim a place in the qualifying round of the hockey world championships.
Scott Burnside gives a country-by-country preview for the men's hockey tournament at the 2006 Winter Olympics.