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Canada cruises to shutout win vs. Czech Republic in World Cup opener

Saturday was Carey Price’s first meaningful game in almost 10 months.        

Sports Briefing: Europe Stuns U.S. in Hockey World Cup Opener

Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves as Team Europe upset the United States, 3-0, in Toronto in a stunning opening game at the World Cup of Hockey.

Stars' Tyler Seguin has hairline fracture in heel

The Stars said Saturday the fracture was detected during an MRI exam on Friday.        

Team USA already on brink at World Cup of Hockey after shutout loss

The Americans lost to Team Europe 3-0 in the opening game Saturday.        

World Cup of Hockey: Breaking down USA's strengths, weaknesses vs. Europe

Tournament starts Saturday with USA meeting Team Europe (3:30 p.m., ESPN2).        

Predicting the Next NHL Players to Sign Big-Money Contract Extensions

In the upcoming NHL season, several potential restricted or unrestricted free agents could sign lucrative contract extensions with their current teams. Among them are stars such as Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand and San Jose Sharks...Show More Summary

Stars All-Star C Seguin has hairline fracture in heel

Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin has a hairline fracture in his heel after playing for Team Canada in preparation for the World Cup of Hockey        

Burning Questions Ahead of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

The World Cup of Hockey is almost upon us, and there is a lot of excitement surrounding the tournament. Along with cheering for your country, there is a chance to support two new teams—the kids of North America and Team Europe—and that adds to the excitement. There are unique elements to this event. Show More Summary

Podcast: Revving up for World Cup of Hockey

USA TODAY Sports columnist Kevin Allen sets up the start of the World Cup of Hockey with a couple big guests.        

Henrik Zetterberg Injury: Updates on Red Wings Forward's Knee and Return

Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg is nursing a knee injury, but it isn't expected to delay his 2016-17 debut. Continue for updates. Zetterberg Anticipates Being Ready for Start of Season Friday, Sept. 16 According to Dana Wakiji of the team's official website, Zetterberg suffered the injury during off-ice training over the summer. Show More Summary

World Cup of Hockey 2016: Dates, TV Schedule, Live Stream and Predictions

The World Cup of Hockey promises to be a wonderful treat for hockey fans who are not used to seeing the best players in the world compete against each other in any event beside the Olympics. The NHL and the NHL Players' Association have joined forces to back this event, which will see eight teams compete for the title. Show More Summary

Hockey World Cup, Seeking Legitimacy, Scrambles Teams and Settles in Toronto

The tournament returns after 12 years with new teams — Team Europe and Team North America — and questions about its authenticity.

Ranking the 8 teams in World Cup of Hockey

Canada is the favorite, and with good reason.        

Meet the kids who could shake up the World Cup

The North American 23-and-under team is fast becoming one to watch.        

No Bad Blood for Matt Duchene in Leading the Avalance in Post Patrick-Roy Era

TORONTO - Matt Duchene was enjoying a quiet summer day at his Ontario lake cottage on Aug. 12, hanging out on the dock with his fiancee and their dog. A bit of a news junkie, Duchene usually always has his phone with him to keep up on things, but on this afternoon it was turned off in another room. "We were just hangin' out, chillin'," Duchene said. Show More Summary

Duncan Keith Injury: Updates on Blackhawks Defender's Knee and Return

The status of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith for the start of the 2016-17 season is uncertain as he recovers from a knee injury. Continue for updates. Keith Could Miss Start Of New Season Thursday, Sept. 15 Mark Lazerus of...Show More Summary

Ranking the Biggest Stars at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

The World Cup of Hockey is a fresh calendar event—at a time of year where the NHL is ordinarily doing fitness testing and stretching out for the long season ahead. For fans, there is a lot of new information to digest and new teams and formats to learn. One thing that remains true: The league's biggest stars will continue to dominate. Show More Summary

Sobotka not optimistic about returning to Blues

Vladimir Sobotka says he is no longer optimistic about returning to the St. Louis Blues after two years in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League because of a contract holdup        

Predictions Ahead of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Let the games begin! On Saturday, September 17, eight teams will gather in Toronto to kick off the 2016 edition of the World Cup of Hockey. Despite plenty of skepticism from fans and media going into the tournament, the pretournament games started off with a bang and entertained throughout. Show More Summary

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