Flames sign defenceman Rasmus Andersson to six-year contract extension – Sportsnet.ca
The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman Rasmus Andersson to a six-year, contract extension with an average annual value of $4.55 million, the team announced on Wednesday.
Andersson, a second-round pick by the Flames in the 2015 NHL draft, is plus-four with 31 points in 135 NHL games (including 12 points in 45 games this season). He is earning $755,833 in 2019-20 and was set to become a restricted free agent this off-season.
Calgary has four impending free agents remaining on the blue line, including potential unrestricted free agents T.J. Brodie and Travis Hamonic.
January 8, 2020
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Pressure mounts on both sides as Stars and Golden Knights prepare for Game 6 – Sportsnet.ca
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Adin Hill (33) stands with his team during open net at the end of the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals against the Dallas Stars, Saturday, May 27, 2023, in Las Vegas. (Ronda Churchill/AP)
IIHF Hockey: Canada downs Germany 5-2 – CTV News
TAMPERE, Finland –
Samuel Blais scored two goals to rally Canada to a 5-2 victory over Germany in the final of the ice hockey world championship on Sunday.
It’s a record 28th world title for Canada, and its second in three years. Russia has 27 while Germany has never won the trophy.
Blais netted with a backhand 4:51 into the final period for a 3-2 lead for Canada, which was playing in its fourth straight final.
Lawson Crouse, Tylor Toffoli and Scott Laughton also scored for Canada, Peyton Krebs had two assists and goaltender Samuel Montembeault stopped 21 shots.
Toffoli stretched the lead to 4-2 from the left circle with 8:09 remaining and Laughton made it 5-2 with an empty net goal.
Canada had to come back twice in the final.
John Peterka wristed a shot past Montembeault from the left circle 7:44 into the game. It was the sixth goal for the Buffalo Sabres forward at the tournament.
Blais was fed by Krebs to beat goaltender Mathias Niederberger and tie it 1-1 at 10:47.
Daniel Fischbuch put the Germans ahead again with a one-timer with 6:13 to go in the middle period.
Crouse equalized on a power play with 2:32 remaining in the frame.
It was the first medal for Germany since 1953 when it was second behind Sweden.
The two previously met just once in the final with Canada winning 6-1 in 1930.
LATVIA GETS BRONZE
Defenseman Kristian Rubins scored his second goal 1:22 into overtime to lead Latvia to a 4-3 victory over the United States and earn a bronze medal earlier Sunday.
It’s the first top-three finish for Latvia at the tournament. Its previous best was a seventh place it managed three times.
The U.S. lost in the bronze medal game for the second straight year. The U.S. team was cruising through the tournament with eight straight wins until it was defeated by Germany in the semifinal 4-3 in overtime.
Rubins rallied Latvia with his first with 5:39 to go in the final period to tie the game at 3 to force overtime.
Roberts Bukarts and Janis Jaks also scored for Latvia.
Rocco Grimaldi scored twice for the U.S. in the opening period to negate Latvia’s 1-0 and 2-1 leads.
Matt Coronato had put the U.S. 3-2 ahead 6:19 into the final period.
Hockey: Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, Laura Stacey engaged
Consider celebrated hockey players Marie-Philip Poulin and Laura Stacey teammates for life.
The Team Canada stars have announced their engagement on social media, with a photo on Poulin’s verified Instagram account showing the smiling couple on a beach as Stacey brandishes a ring on her right hand.
The accompanying caption is decorated with heart and ring emojis and declares: “She said OUI.”
Fellow Olympic hockey players Brianne Jenner, Jill Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Rebecca Johnston and Cheryl Pounder were among those to offer congratulations from their verified Instagram accounts.
Poulin, the 32-year-old team captain, and 29-year-old Stacey were among the Canadian athletes to capture silver at the recent IIHF Women’s World Championship.
They also played together on Team Canada to win gold at the Beijing Games in 2022 and silver at the PyeongChang Games in 2018.
Poulin also represented Canada at the 2014 Sochi Games and the 2010 Vancouver Games.
“So … this happened,” Poulin says on the Instagram post, dated Friday.
“Best question I ever asked …. She said OUI.”
“Couldn’t be happier for you both! What an exciting chapter,” champion figure skater Tessa Virtue replied from her verified account @tessavirtue17.
“Already started stretching for this dance floor!” Saulnier said from her account, dubbed jill.saulnier.
“Power couple,” Jenner posted from bjenner19.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 27, 2023.
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