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Canada's soccer men's statement win over U.S. offers real hope for the future

How big of a moment was the victory by the Canadian men's soccer team over the U.S. in CONCACAF Nations League play? Big. This was a statement game, the final result giving hope to legions of long-suffering soccer supporters that there is genuine World Cup hope for the future.

Bruins humiliate Habs in tame affair

There were no broken bones. No loosened teeth. No bench-clearing brawls. Tempers didn't even really flare in a 7-0 win for the Boston Bruins over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night, the first meeting between the clubs since Zdeno Chara's hit on Max Pacioretty.

Canadian government re-invests in Own the Podium

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered a stay-the-course budget on Tuesday that will re-invest in Own the Podium, a program that supports elite Olympic athletes.

Hall nets winner for Oilers

Rookie Taylor Hall scored with 29 seconds left in regulation to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night.

Blue-liners, Price bail out Habs

The Montreal Canadiens received goals from Andrei Markov and Roman Hamrlik, and Carey Price made 35 saves in a 2-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night.

Flyers ink Giroux to new deal

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Claude Giroux to a three-year, $11.25-million US contract extension.

Injured Coyotes captain Doan out indefinitely

The Phoenix Coyotes will have to make do without injured captain Shane Doan for an unspecified period of time.

Oilers have no answer for Cleary

Dan Cleary collected three points to guide the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the hometown Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.

Luongo gets the better of Brodeur again

Roberto Luongo stopped all 30 shots he faced to guide the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-0 win over the visiting New Jersey Devils Monday night.

TFC to hire Klinsmann as consultant: report

It looks as though Toronto FC will turn to Juergen Klinsmann to help them address their growing list of problems.

Pavelec rejoins Thrashers from AHL

The Atlanta Thrashers recalled goaltender Ondrej Pavelec from the American Hockey League on Thursday.

Coyotes' Doan suspended 3 games

Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan has been suspended three games by the NHL for his late hit on Anaheim Ducks forward Dan Sexton Sunday night.

Sharks ink Thornton to 3-year extension

The San Jose Sharks announed Saturday they have signed veteran forward Joe Thornton to a three-year contract extension worth $21 million US.

NHL Preview: Senators at Canadiens

With starter Pascal Leclaire out injured, backup goalie Brian Elliott will get the call for Ottawa when the Senators visit the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 6:30 pm ET).

NHL Preview: Oilers at Flames

The Edmonton Oilers will try to end a five-game losing streak in Calgary when they visit the Flames on Saturday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 10 pm ET).