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CALGARY - Sam Edney was the calm eye of the storm in becoming the first Canadian man to win World Cup gold in luge.He led after Saturdays first heat, which was nullified by race officials because of track conditions.With Canadian team officials agitated at the finishing dock below, Edney put on the helmet designed especially for him and the race.He laid down an even faster time in the second heat to win on his home track at Canada Olympic Park.The helmet depicting a snarling bear and raking claws had been presented to him a day earlier by 19-year-old artist Richard Flamenco, who has a rare incurable skin disease that causes painful blisters on fragile skin.Flamenco stood with Edney at the finish line. Together, they watched as the remaining sliders fell short of Edneys time of 46.146 seconds.There was a sense of calmness today with this helmet, Edney said. Its hard to explain, but as soon as I put that helmet on, it felt like I had all this confidence and all this strength and I felt like I could put down two really good runs.It was both Edneys first victory and World Cup medal of the Calgarians career. The three-time Olympians previous best result was fifth.World Cup leader Felix Locht of Germany, who was fourth in the first cancelled run, finished second in 46.255. American Chris Mazdzer was third in 46.263.Edneys victory gave the host country four medals in the Viessman Luge World Cup Calgary across the three disciplines of mens and womens singles and mens doubles.Calgarys Alex Gough and Arianne Jones took silver and bronze in womens singles the previous evening. The doubles team of Tristan Walker of Cochrane, Alta., and Justin Snith of Calgary also earned bronze Friday.The Federation Internationale de Luge (FIL) introduced new sprint races this season in mens and womens singles and doubles. The clock starts lower down the track and the fastest to the finish wins.The worlds governing body of the sport is testing the event, but is awarding World Cup points in it. The second sprint was held in Calgary with Gough winning the womens race Saturday. Edney was third in the mens sprint.Gough made history in 2011 when she became the first Canadian to win gold at COP. Prior to that, the only Canadian medal there was Tyler Seitzs bronze in 2002.So in addition to Edney making history in mens singles, it was the most successful World Cup ever for a Canadian luge team.The performance lifted the cloud of Sochi hanging over the Canadians. They just missed winning the countrys first Olympic medal in luge three times with fourth-place finishes.The Olympics was a tough thing for us, Edney acknowledged. We knew we went in there the best weve ever been and I think we really wanted to prove to Canada that we are up there to compete with the best and we carried that through the summer.There were tough days out there, going to the gym and telling yourself youre wanting to continue to push to be the best. I think all that hard work weve put in over the years is finally paying off.The plan was to auction the helmet off on www.Helmets4Heroes.com with the proceeds going to the Alberta Childrens Hospital. Edney might have a hard time giving up his lucky head protection now.To see my helmet on Sam and going down this luge was a miracle, Flamenco said. I was just so happy to see my helmet on a big screen. Canadian head coach Wolfgang Staudinger thought Edneys mental resiliency Saturday stemmed from Olympic experience.That comes back to the Olympic hangover, Staudinger said. The way I look at it, we went through so much disappointment in Sochi by missing out by very little. I think this hardens you mentally.I think thats where this comes from, that he knows he has to do a job first before he starts celebrating and he did the job and he ended up where he ended up now. A great day.Rain changed to snow during the mens first run. No country protested the results of the first heat but race director Steve Jepson of Canada and three technical delegates made the decision to nullify the first heat.We had to annul the first run due to weather conditions and track conditions, said FILs sport director Marie-Louisa Rainer. We were in the middle of the race and it began to snow. We had weather changing all over the place, one snow, one rain and it was definitely not fair to the sport, to the athletes.Edney may have been calm about the alteration. Staudinger, Luge Canada executive director Tim Farstad and Seitz, now manager of the Calgary track, were stressed out after the cancelled first run.Staudinger had only 10 minutes after the final racer to launch a protest, but he was at the top of the track working on sleds at that time. Edneys victory dispelled the building tension.Between the runs it was a lot of confusion and disbelief and not understanding why we came up with the decision of cancelling the first run, Staudinger said. Now Im happy.Calgarians Mitchel Malyk was ninth and John Fennell 19th.Canada was shut out of the medals in the first two World Cups this season, which Edney and Gough didnt race. Gough was focused on her engineering studies and Edney was managing a nagging sports hernia.Both will travel with the luge team Dec. 26 to Europe for the next World Cup race in Koenigssee, Germany.Canadas luge team once took a back seat to the more successful sliding sports of bobsleigh and skeleton, but has a evolved into an international contender in a sport dominated by Germany.I was part of the team in those dark days when we werent travelling with a physio and had one coach and were sleeping in vans, Edney said.We made the right decisions over the years. Weve put in the hard work and this team has got a really good thing going for it. Cam Talbot Jersey .com) - Bradley Beal deposited a season-high 33 points and John Wall posted another double-double as the Washington Wizards went on the road and beat the Houston Rockets, 104-103. Boyd Gordon Jersey . 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James Neal scored his second goal of the night with 1:40 remaining, capping a furious late comeback from the Predators that produced a 4-3 triumph over Trotzs Washington Capitals. Nashville overcame a 3-2 deficit by scoring twice in the final 4 1/2 minutes, with Mattias Ekholm netting the equalizer on a power play to help the Predators to their first five-game win streak in three years. I felt like we stuck with it throughout the night, Neal said. We responded every time we gave something up. I loved the way the guys battled back at the end. Trotz was behind the bench for that run, as well as many others while serving as the Predators head coach for the franchises first 15 seasons of existence. That tenure came to an end when he was fired at the conclusion of the 2013-14 campaign, shortly before taking over in Washington. Seth Jones added a goal and an assist for Nashville, while Carter Hutton came up with 31 saves in his first start since the Predators announced standout goaltender Pekka Rinne would miss 3-to-5 weeks with a sprained knee. Alex Ovechkin notched a pair of goals in the loss, which halted a stretch of 10 straight games of recording at least one point for the Caps. Braden Holtby finished with 26 saves. We wanted to win for (Trotz), Ovechkin said. We had the lead, but didnt finish it up. Marcus Johanssons power-play tally 2:38 into the third period gave Washington a 3-2 edge, but a costly tripping penalty to Capitals defenseman John Carlson with 5:14 remaining enabled Nashville to draw back even. Ekholm fired a wrister past Holtbys glove hand on the resulting 5-on-4 to even the contest, and Neal made Washinngton pay for a defensive miscue in its own end less than three minutes later.dddddddddddd Neal intercepted a clearing attempt by the Caps Matt Niskanen before slipping the puck between Holtbys pads while in all alone for the eventual game- winner. Trotz took several bows to the home crowd after receiving a standing ovation as a video tribute aired during the games first timeout, though his new team trailed 2-0 early in the second period before battling back to take the lead. Jones registered the games first goal with a long wrist shot that got through traffic with 3:44 left in the opening period, and Neal made it a 2-0 Nashville lead just 1:50 into the second. The Predators Victor Bartley threw the puck toward the Washington net to set up the second goal, with Mike Fisher steering the pass right to an uncovered Neal for a tap-in into an open right side. Ovechkin quickly brought the Capitals back, however, by scoring twice within a span of just over 2 1/2 minutes later in the period. The star sniper rifled in a bad-angle attempt from the left of the Nashville net off a Karl Alzner give with 3:46 elapsed in the second. Ovechkin struck again 6:18 in with Ekholm in the box for a tripping call, one-timing a feed from Mike Green past Hutton to knot the score at 2-2. Game Notes Washington had gone 7-0-2 over its previous nine games, while Nashville improved to 8-0-2 in its last 10 ... Nashvilles last five-game win streak took place from Jan. 19-31, 2012 ... The Predators set a new franchise record by recording their 30th win in their 43rd game of the season, bettering the mark of 44 games set by Trotzs 2006-07 squad ... Ovechkin has scored eight goals in his last nine outings ... Green finished with two assists ... Washington went 2-of-3 on the power play while the Preds ended 1-of-4. 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