P.K. Subban pokes fun at relationship with Lindsey Vonn

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Trading his pads for a three-piece suit and a mic, Nashville Predator’s D-man P.K. Subban took the stage at the Improv in San Jose to host his own one-hour late night talk show for the NHL All-Star Weekend.

Complete with a show open featuring a pep talk from Jay Leno himself, Subban comfortably morphed into the roll of a late-night talk show host with his own opening monologue, taking aim at himself and his girlfriend, U.S. Olympic Alpine skier, Lindsey Vonn.

“For those of you who don’t know a lot about me, I can sum up my last few years in a simple sentence,” Subban said setting up his punchline. “I got traded by the Montreal Canadiens, and I got acquired by Lindsey Vonn.”

He kept going, showing himself no mercy.

“I remember our second date,” Subban reminisced. “I tried to be smooth. I said ‘Would you like to come back to my place and see my Olympic gold medal?’ She said, ‘You mean the one you have to share with 20 other guys?’”

Subban’s guests included comedian W. Kamau Bell, Indy car driver James Hinchcliffe, NHL All-Star defenseman Seth Jones, and country music star Lee Brice.

Subban is also working on a digital series with NBC Sports titled The P.K. Project available now on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports YouTube Channel. Click here to watch.

U.S., Canada women’s hockey teams set 3-game series

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The U.S. and Canada will mark the anniversaries of their Olympic final epics with a three-game series in February.

The rivals play Feb. 12 in London, Ontario; Feb. 14 in Toronto and Feb. 17 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit as part of Hockey Week Across America.

The U.S. won the last eight tournament finals over Canada, a streak running more than four years and including the PyeongChang gold-medal game shootout.

The Feb. 17 game in Detroit is on the 21st anniversary of the first Olympic women’s hockey final at the Nagano Games, won 3-1 by the U.S. Canada captured the next four Olympic titles before the U.S. broke through in South Korea.

The Americans beat Canada twice at the Four Nations Cup three weeks ago.

The Four Nations roster included all of the stars from the Olympics save captain Meghan Duggan, who sat out with an injury but plans to return to the national team later in this Olympic cycle, and twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, who are pregnant.

The U.S. made major staff changes since the Olympics, including a new head coach (Bob Corkum replacing Robb Stauber) and program director Reagan Carey stepping down after eight years at the helm.

Both national teams are preparing for the world championship in Finland in April.

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U.S. beats Canada for another hockey tournament title

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Make it eight straight tournament final victories over Canada for the U.S. women’s hockey team. How’s that for a rivalry?

Hilary Knight scored twice as the Americans won 5-2 for their fourth straight Four Nations Cup title on Saturday night in Saskatchewan. The U.S. also captured the last three world championships and PyeongChang Olympic titles. The last Canadian final victory was at the 2014 Four Nations Cup.

The next major tournament is the world championship in Finland in April.

Melissa Samoskevich, Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne Schofield also scored, leading Canada to pull three-time Olympic goalie Shannon Szabados 41 seconds into the third period.

Alex Rigsby, the U.S.’ No. 3 goalie in PyeongChang, played the whole game, stopping 23 of 25 shots. Rigsby was also in net for a 2-1 win over Canada in preliminary play Wednesday.

The U.S. made major changes since the Olympics, including a new head coach (Bob Corkum replacing Robb Stauber) and program director Reagan Carey stepping down after eight years at the helm.

The Four Nations Cup roster included all of the stars from the Olympics save captain Meghan Duggan, who sat out with an injury but plans to return to the national team later in this Olympic cycle, and twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, who are pregnant.

The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament featuring the U.S., Canada, Finland and Sweden.

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