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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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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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US beats Canada 4-2 in World Cup hockey exhibition

US beats Canada 4-2 in World Cup hockey exhibition

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Patrick Kane & Joe Pavelski each had a goal & an assist to assist the United States beat Canada 4-2 on Friday night in an exhibition game before the World Cup of Hockey.

There were plenty of scrums, complex hits & offensive blood.

''When the U.S. plays Canada you're going to obtain that type of game whether it's an exhibition, preliminary game, semifinal or final,'' Kane said. ''You're going to find yourself in that situation in this rivalry.''

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US beats Canada 4-2 in World Cup hockey exhibition

US beats Canada 4-2 in World Cup hockey exhibition

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Patrick Kane & Joe Pavelski each had a goal & an assist to assist the United States beat Canada 4-2 on Friday night in an exhibition game before the World Cup of Hockey.

There were plenty of scrums, complex hits & offensive blood.

''When the U.S. plays Canada you're going to obtain that type of game whether it's an exhibition, preliminary game, semifinal or final,'' Kane said. ''You're going to find yourself in that situation in this rivalry.''

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After daughter's birth, Besler helps US rout St Vincent 6-0

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After daughter's birth, Besler helps US rout St Vincent 6-0

After daughter's birth, Besler helps US rout St Vincent 6-0

Matt Besler received back to the U.S. team hotel after training on the eve of the United States' World Cup qualifier at St. Vincent & the Grenadines when his cellphone came to life.

''I had a message from my wife just saying, call me ASAP, & I had that feeling that something was happening,'' he said.

Back in Kansas City, Kansas, Amanda Besler felt her water break & went into labor two weeks early. On a Caribbean island, there was no way Matt Besler could return home quickly for the arrival of his first child.

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