Tomas Tatar scored 3:43 into overtime to give Team Europe a 3-2 semifinal victory against Team Sweden at Air Canada Centre on Sunday, securing a spot in the best-of-3 final against Team Canada, which begins on Tuesday.
When training camp began on Friday, Dustin Brown eased his and the Los Angeles Kings’ leadership transition, putting the off-season change in the past. “It’s not really a fun thing to go through, but you try to learn from it and take the positives from it,” Brown said.
Team Canada gained a 5-3 victory against Team Russia at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. Team Canada will play the winner of the semifinal between Team Sweden and Team Europe in the best-of-3 final that begins Tuesday.
The National Hockey League and Los Angeles Kings unveiled the 2017 NHL All-Star logo as the team prepares to host the League's showcase of stars for the third time in Los Angeles. The NHL All-Star Skills Competition will be held on Saturday, January 28 and the NHL All-Star Game will be on Sunday, January 29.
When Canada faced the Soviet Union in the 1972 Summit Series, it started the Canada Cup, which became the World Cup. Now, in the semifinals of the World Cup of Hockey 2016, it will be Team Canada against Team Russia at Air Canada Centre on Saturday.
"We got some darn good players," Team USA general manager Dean Lombardi said. "But the reality is, that matchup on a skill basis, if you want to go head-to-head and play a skill game, your odds of winning that game when you look at those matchups [are] not very good."
Team Russia clinched second place in Group B with a 3-0 victory against Team Finland in its final preliminary-round game at Air Canada Centre on Thursday. Team USA is leaving the World Cup of Hockey 2016 without a victory after losing to Team Czech Republic 4-3 in the final preliminary-round game at Air Canada Centre on Thursday.
Just sitting around the house tonight w my dog. Felt like I should be doing something important, but couldn't put my finger on it.— Phil Kessel (@PKessel81) September 21, 2016
Forward Zach Parise said, "Didn't Phil have surgery? I don't think he could even play anyway. His tweet didn't really make sense."
Team Canada stayed undefeated in the preliminary round of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 with a 4-1 win against Team Europe at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday. Team North America got closer to the semifinals of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 with a 4-3 overtime win against Team Sweden in the last preliminary round game for each team at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday.
The multicultural city of Toronto, host city of the World Cup of Hockey 2016, was a fitting backdrop for the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL) to unveil the World Cup of Hockey 2016 Legacy Project. The 2016 Legacy Project supports recent immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers – new Canadians – using hockey to adapt into their new communities across the Greater Toronto Area.