Cody Hodgson scored twice in the second period to help spark Canada's 6-1 win over Italy at the ice hockey world championship on Friday, while the United States ended a two-game losing streak by beating Kazakhstan 4-3 in overtime.
And the rest of the week in the NHL.
If anyone deserves a trip to the Stanley Cup finals, it's Tim Thomas.
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.
Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas was named to the U.S. Olympic team.
Ryan Miller and Tim Thomas will make their first Olympic appearances after both goaltenders were named to the 2010 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team Friday.