Aaron Ekblad sustained whiplash, not concussion, at hockey World Cup
There was a huge sigh of relief Thursday morning in south Florida, particularly within the Panthers organization.Defenceman Aaron Ekblad was back on the ice with his NHL teammates, one week after leaving the North American squad at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto with what was believed to be a concussion.Ekblad later told reporters the diagnosis was a mild neck injury, not a concussion, saying the way he was shouldered hard into the boards by Finland’s Leo Komarov in the team’s Sept. 18 World Cup opener brought soreness to his neck and gave him a headache.Komarov hit on Ekblad pic.twitter.com/WGYRVE5cxF — @myregularface”When you get whiplash like that, there’s restricted blood flow to the head that causes symptoms because the blood doesn’t drain out of the head as fast.
Canada wins World Cup of Hockey in dramatic fashion
TORONTO, ON – It was an outcome certainly in doubt for some time, but Canada managed to tie the game late and score the game-winning goal shorthanded to win the World Cup of Hockey, 2-1 over Team Europe.In their previous five games combined, Canada trailed for a total of only 2:41.Europe made sure to change that narrative by striking first and maintaining their lead well into the third.Defenceman Zdeno Chara opened scoring for Team Europe at 6:26 of the first period, sniping a shot top shelf, glove side of Carey Price.
Canada takes World Cup title after furious comeback in final minutes
For more than 57 minutes on Thursday evening Team Canada’s run of perfection was threatened for the very first time.”Just crazy the way everything worked out,” Sidney Crosby said.It took two goals in just over two minutes time at the end of regulation, including Brad Marchand’s short-handed game-winner for Canada to erase all doubt.The end result was a second straight World Cup of Hockey crown, third straight best-on-best title and 16th consecutive victory under such circumstance.
Team Canada continues its run of dominance with World Cup win
Patrice Bergeron scores a goal on a deflection to tie the game at 1-1 with 2:53 left.A couple of minutes later, Brad Marchand wrists the game-winning goal clinching the World Cup of Hockey title for Team Canada.(1:18)TORONTO — Greatest hockey team ever?Let the argument begin.
Babcock says World Cup a ‘sign of things to come in Toronto’
Frank Seravalli TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Follow|ArchiveTORONTO — At some point on Friday, once the championship hangover wears off, it will be back to work for Mike Babcock.A new Maple Leafs season beckons.The hockeyholic coach kept one eye on Team Canada and one eye on the Leafs throughout the World Cup of Hockey, closely following Russian defenceman Nikita Zaitsev while tracking Morgan Rielly and Auston Matthews on Team North America.Once Leafs training camp opened last week, Babcock said he stopped by MasterCard Centre whenever time allowed, answering for any concerns about whether his duties with Hockey Canada would take away from the Maple Leafs.