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NHL: Rangers pick up Carcillo in trade

on January 05, 2014 1:40 AM

TORONTO (AP) — The New York Rangers acquired tough guy Dan Carcillo from the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday for a seventh-round pick in the 2014 draft.

Carcillo fills a role for New York, which lost Derek Dorsett to a broken left fibula for four to six weeks.

Carcillo appeared in 26 games this season for Los Angeles, getting a goal and an assist with 57 penalty minutes.

Finland, Sweden to play for title

MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Juuse Saros helped Finland beat Canada in the world junior hockey semifinals, making 23 saves in a 5-1 victory Saturday.

Finland will play Sweden in the final today. Sweden beat Russia 2-1 in the first semifinal.

Joni Nikko, Artturi Lehkonen and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen scored in the second period to give Finland a 3-0 lead. Jonathan Drouin scored for Canada, but Teuvo Teralainen scored on a penalty shot with 3:11 to go and added an empty-net goal.

Oskar Sundqvist gave Sweden a 2-0 lead early in the third period. Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg also scored and Oscar Dansk made 26 saves.

Sweden, 6-0-0 in the tournament, is seeking its third title and second in three years. In round-robin play, Sweden beat Finland 4-2.

Speedskaters clinch second berths

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — J.R. Celski dominated the 500 meters at the U.S. Olympic short trials, clinching his second event for Sochi. Jessica Smith led all the way in winning the women’s sprint, ensuring she’ll skate at least two events in Russia.

Eddy Alvarez, a former inline skater from Miami, earned his first Olympic berth after finishing second to Celski in both 500 “A” finals.

Emily Scott of Springfield, Mo., was third in the first women’s 500 “A” final and came back to finish second in the day’s other final, ensuring her one of three available spots on the U.S. women’s team.

Smith won both 500 finals at the Utah Olympic Oval.

Celski and Smith will skate in the 1,500 in Sochi after each of them won their respective races Friday.

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