Brodeur, 41, hopes for one more gold medal

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New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, The NHL’s all-time leader in wins (658) and games (1,193, and counting) already has two gold medals for team Canada under his pads. But at 41 he’s thinking he has enough left in the tank for one more.

“I’d love to,” he told WSJ.com. “For me, playing in the Olympics was the greatest thing in my life.”

Of course, with an abbreviated season still to play, the future hall of famer says he’s not even thinking about the Sochi Games just yet, and hopes that if the NHL allows their stars to play for gold next year, he’ll be good enough just to make the team.

Brodeur was knocked out of the No. 1 goaltender spot for Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo in at the 2010 Games, and will have to contend with Montreal’s Carey Price and the Hurricanes’ Cam Ward and the Penguins’ Marc-Andre Fleury to make his fourth Olympic squad

“If I’m asked to go, regardless of the spot I’ll be in, I’ll take the invitation. I’ll do anything for my country.”

Russian pairs skater slices leg in worlds practice, needs 10 stitches (video)

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Russian pairs skater Yevgenia Tarasova needed 10 stitches after her partner’s skate sliced her leg in practice Wednesday.

Hours later, Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov skated to third place in the short program at the world championships in Helsinki.

“We were thinking about withdrawing because after this incident we left the ice immediately, there was a long break off the ice, we didn’t know how I would feel in skates,” Tarasova said afterward. “But when I was asked, ‘Will you skate?’ I said, ‘I will!’ And I wasn’t thinking about the pain during our performance.”

Morozov called her “a hero.”

In Thursday’s free skate, Tarasova and Morozov will be largely tasked with keeping Russia from going three straight years without world championships pairs medalists, which would be the longest drought for Soviet and Russian pairs since their dominance began in the 1960s.

Tarasova and Morozov trail Chinese leaders Sui Wenjing and Han Cong by 1.86 points and second-place Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany by .47.

Another Russian pair is in fifth place going into the free skate (1 p.m. ET, NBCSN, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app).

Full worlds short program results are here.

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World Cup champ lands first quad cork 1800 (video)

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Switzerland’s Andri Ragettli landed what’s being touted as the first ski quad cork 1800 in a video published recently.

Ragettli, 18, is one of the leading slopestyle skiers in the world. He won the World Cup season title in 2015-16 and placed second this year, in addition to fifth- and sixth-place finishes at the last two Winter X Games.

Previously, Ragettli became the first slopestyle skier to land back-to-back triples in a full competition at the 2016 Winter X Games, according to ESPN.com.

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