Gold standard returns for Canada at Beijing Olympics

Canada's hockey swagger is back at the Olympics. Four years after walking away with bronze after the NHL did not participate in the Games, Canada's team in Beijing has remnants of the ones that won gold in 2010 and 2014 and a roster that looks capable of doing it again. Top player Eric Staal was in Vancouver, coach Claude Julien was on the staff in Sochi and the standard is again gold or bust.

Makar, Avs rally past Bruins 4-3 for 17th straight home win

Gabriel Landeskog tied the game with 36.5 seconds left in regulation and Cale Makar scored a power-play goal 3:01 into overtime as the Colorado Avalanche rallied past the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night for their 17th straight home victory. With Mike Reilly serving a tripping penalty, Makar took a feed from Nazem Kadri and sent a shot past Linus Ullmark to give the Avalanche their eighth consecutive win overall. Colorado, which overcame the loss of star Nathan MacKinnon to a bloody injury in the first period, broke a tie with the 1975-76 Bruins for the fifth-longest home winning streak in NHL history.