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US holds on to beat Finland in final World Cup exhibition

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Tortorella sensed his players were tired of practicing & getting coached & were ready for the World Cup of Hockey.

They played like it, too.

The United States beat Finland 3-2 on Tuesday night in each team's final exhibition game before the World Cup begins this weekend in Toronto. Goaltender Jonathan Quick played well enough to earn the starting job for the first game of the tournament, & despite some late trouble the Americans looked prepared for the real thing.

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US holds on to beat Finland in final World Cup exhibition

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Tortorella sensed his players were tired of practicing & getting coached & were ready for the World Cup of Hockey.

They played like it, too.

The United States beat Finland 3-2 on Tuesday night in each team's final exhibition game before the World Cup begins this weekend in Toronto. Goaltender Jonathan Quick played well enough to earn the starting job for the first game of the tournament, & despite some late trouble the Americans looked prepared for the real thing.

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North America beats Europe 7-4 in World Cup exhibition

MONTREAL (AP) — Aaron Ekblad, Johnny Gaudreau & Dylan Larkin each scored twice to assist North America beat Europe 7-4 on Sunday night in the second of three exhibition games for both sides leading into the World Cup of Hockey.

Morgan Rielly moreover scored, & John Gibson made 29 saves for the team made up of Canadian & U.S players 23 or under as of Oct. 1. North America led 5-1 after the first period.

''We were making plays, we were fast,'' coach Todd McLellan said. ''But the game tightened up & we didn't do a satisfactory job of adjusting. The whole night turned into making nice plays. They forgot approximately the grit game & the defending. These young players want to have pleasant & play that way, yet if we donate up four goals a night, we're not going to have success. We received cute. We received fancy. We have to play a better, solid team game.''

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North America beats Europe 7-4 in World Cup exhibition

MONTREAL (AP) — Aaron Ekblad, Johnny Gaudreau & Dylan Larkin each scored twice to assist North America beat Europe 7-4 on Sunday night in the second of three exhibition games for both sides leading into the World Cup of Hockey.

Morgan Rielly moreover scored, & John Gibson made 29 saves for the team made up of Canadian & U.S players 23 or under as of Oct. 1. North America led 5-1 after the first period.

''We were making plays, we were fast,'' coach Todd McLellan said. ''But the game tightened up & we didn't do a satisfactory job of adjusting. The whole night turned into making nice plays. They forgot approximately the grit game & the defending. These young players want to have pleasant & play that way, yet if we donate up four goals a night, we're not going to have success. We received cute. We received fancy. We have to play a better, solid team game.''

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North America beats Europe 7-4 in World Cup exhibition

MONTREAL (AP) — Aaron Ekblad, Johnny Gaudreau & Dylan Larkin each scored twice to assist North America beat Europe 7-4 on Sunday night in the second of three exhibition games for both sides leading into the World Cup of Hockey.

Morgan Rielly moreover scored, & John Gibson made 29 saves for the team made up of Canadian & U.S players 23 or under as of Oct. 1. North America led 5-1 after the first period.

''We were making plays, we were fast,'' coach Todd McLellan said. ''But the game tightened up & we didn't do a satisfactory job of adjusting. The whole night turned into making nice plays. They forgot approximately the grit game & the defending. These young players want to have pleasant & play that way, yet if we donate up four goals a night, we're not going to have success. We received cute. We received fancy. We have to play a better, solid team game.''

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North America beats Europe 7-4 in World Cup exhibition

MONTREAL (AP) — Aaron Ekblad, Johnny Gaudreau & Dylan Larkin each scored twice to assist North America beat Europe 7-4 on Sunday night in the second of three exhibition games for both sides leading into the World Cup of Hockey.

Morgan Rielly moreover scored, & John Gibson made 29 saves for the team made up of Canadian & U.S players 23 or under as of Oct. 1. North America led 5-1 after the first period.

''We were making plays, we were fast,'' coach Todd McLellan said. ''But the game tightened up & we didn't do a satisfactory job of adjusting. The whole night turned into making nice plays. They forgot approximately the grit game & the defending. These young players want to have pleasant & play that way, yet if we donate up four goals a night, we're not going to have success. We received cute. We received fancy. We have to play a better, solid team game.''

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Tavares scores twice, Canada beats US 5-2 in exhibition

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Tavares scores twice, Canada beats US 5-2 in exhibition

Tavares scores twice, Canada beats US 5-2 in exhibition

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Team Canada's Steven Stamkos fights to hold on to the puck against Team United States' Ryan  …

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Team Canada goaltenders Corey Crawford, left, & Braden Holtby congratulate each other on the team& …

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Team Canada goaltender Corey Crawford dives to make a save as teammate Drew Doughty (8) defends Team …

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Team Canada's Jay Bouwmeester, middle, pushes Team United States' Justin Abdelkader as Canad …

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Team Canada celebrates a third-period goal by Jonathan Tavares against Team USA goaltender Ben Bisho …

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — New York Islanders star John Tavares scored twice to lead Canada to a 5-2 victory over the United States on Saturday night in a World Cup of Hockey exhibition game.

Logan Couture, Jay Bouwmeester & Matt Duchene moreover scored for Canada. Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 13 shots, & Corey Crawford faced 10 shots in 26:28 of ice time.

The U.S. beat Canada 4-2 on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

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Tavares scores twice, Canada beats US 5-2 in exhibition

Tavares scores twice, Canada beats US 5-2 in exhibition

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Team Canada's Steven Stamkos fights to hold on to the puck against Team United States' Ryan  …

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Team Canada goaltenders Corey Crawford, left, & Braden Holtby congratulate each other on the team& …

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Team Canada goaltender Corey Crawford dives to make a save as teammate Drew Doughty (8) defends Team …

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Team Canada's Jay Bouwmeester, middle, pushes Team United States' Justin Abdelkader as Canad …

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Team Canada celebrates a third-period goal by Jonathan Tavares against Team USA goaltender Ben Bisho …

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — New York Islanders star John Tavares scored twice to lead Canada to a 5-2 victory over the United States on Saturday night in a World Cup of Hockey exhibition game.

Logan Couture, Jay Bouwmeester & Matt Duchene moreover scored for Canada. Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 13 shots, & Corey Crawford faced 10 shots in 26:28 of ice time.

The U.S. beat Canada 4-2 on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

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