Jonathan Quick

US eliminated from World Cup of Hockey after loss to Canada

Patrick Kane was on the verge of tears as the final horn sounded on another American loss to Canada.

A 4-2 wipeout eliminated the United States from the World Cup of Hockey on Tuesday night, ending what was perhaps the best chance for this generation of players to win an international competition. Instead, the U.S. flamed out in two games, leaving disappointment, frustration and plenty of questions about the direction of the program.

In the aftermath of a dominant, clinical performance by the tournament favorite, and a lackluster showing by the U.S., top players were shell-shocked by the early exit.

"Two games here and you're done," said Kane, who doesn't...