Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals will receive a silver medal even though he was suspended for Sweden’s loss to Canada in the men’s hockey final at the Sochi Olympics because of a failed drug test.
T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues has the National Hockey League’s second-best selling jersey since scoring four shootout goals for the U.S. Olympic hockey team in a win against host Russia at the Sochi Winter Games.
Defending Olympic champion Canada got past Latvia to advance to the semifinals of the men’s ice hockey tournament in Sochi, where host Russia was ousted by Finland in the quarterfinals and failed to medal for the third straight Winter Games.
Joel Ward scored his first goal of the National Hockey League playoffs in overtime to send the Washington Capitals into the second round at the expense of the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.
The New York Rangers visit the Washington Capitals today in a decisive seventh game in their National Hockey League playoff series after Derick Brassard’s second-period goal gave the Rangers a 1-0 win.