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Canucks’ Markstrom to start for Tre Kronor vs. Russia

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom will face a stiff test in his first taste of competitive game action this season. The 26-year-old netminder, who finally proved himself at the NHL level last season, was expected to be the backup for the Tre Kronor, but with Henrik Lundqvist battling an…

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WCOH Postgame: Canada coast to 6-0 victory over Czech Republic

Photo Credit: Kevin Souza/USA TODAY SPORTS It’s opening day at the World Cup of Hockey, and all the gloom, doom, debates, and debacles have been thrown out the window. Whether this oddball event makes any sense is irrelevant; all that matters is that the puck is on the ice, and so are the world’s best….