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Finland overcomes penalty trouble to beat U.S. for world junior gold

VANCOUVER — Finland danced with the devil but still managed to waltz home with a gold medal after defeating the United States 3-2 Saturday night in the championship game of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Leonard, Siakam each score 30 points, Raptors beat Bucks

Leonard, Siakam each score 30 points, Raptors beat Bucks

MILWAUKEE — Kawhi Leonard had a simple explanation after the Toronto Raptors' latest victory. "If you want to win, you got to play defence ," Leonard said. "That is every game in the NBA.

NLL's Rush beat Seals 16-12 in home opener for first win of season

SASKATOON — Ben McIntosh had five goals and four assists to lead the Saskatchewan Rush to a 16-12 win over the San Diego Seals on Saturday in National Lacrosee League action. Jeff Shattler had four goals, while Mark Matthews chipped in a pair.
Hutchinson makes 28 saves, Moore scores first NHL goal as Leafs blank Canucks

Hutchinson makes 28 saves, Moore scores first NHL goal as Leafs blank Canucks

TORONTO — Trevor Moore was an undrafted walk-on at rookie camp in the summer of 2016. Just over a week ago, Michael Hutchinson was battling to get back in the NHL. The perseverance shown by both players paid off Saturday.
Craig Smith scores twice, Predators bounce back with win over Canadiens

Craig Smith scores twice, Predators bounce back with win over Canadiens

MONTREAL — All eyes were on P.K. Subban and Shea Weber but it was Craig Smith who stole the show.

Minus Pettersson, Canucks' offence quiet once again in loss to Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Defensive lapses proved costly for the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night as they closed out a six-game road trip by dropping a 5-0 decision to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena.
Pettersson likely to miss 1-2 weeks with slight sprain of knee ligament

Pettersson likely to miss 1-2 weeks with slight sprain of knee ligament

TORONTO — Vancouver Canucks star rookie Elias Pettersson is expected to be out of the lineup for about a week or two after suffering a right knee injury in a game at Montreal last Thursday.

Julien Gauthier scores twice, Checkers beat AHL Senators 6-3

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Julien Gauthier scored twice as the Charlotte Checkers doubled up the Belleville Senators 6-3 on Saturday in American Hockey League action.
Slepets nets hat trick as Russia downs Switzerland for world junior bronze

Slepets nets hat trick as Russia downs Switzerland for world junior bronze

VANCOUVER — After their semifinal loss to the U.S. on Friday night, the Russian team held a players-only meeting.
Maxime Comtois played world juniors with separated shoulder: Anaheim Ducks

Maxime Comtois played world juniors with separated shoulder: Anaheim Ducks

VANCOUVER — Captain Maxime Comtois played for Canada with a separated shoulder at this year's world junior hockey championship, the Anaheim Ducks announced on Satruday.