05/21 16:11 CDT Canada beats US 3-0 to close preliminary round of worlds
Canada beats US 3-0 to close preliminary round of worlds
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) --- Pierre-Luc Dubois scored early to back the shutout
goaltending of Matt Murray, sending Canada past the United States 3-0 on
Tuesday at the world hockey championship. Both teams already were assured
Canada won Group A and will next play Switzerland. The Americans, who had five
won straight, will face the high-scoring and undefeated Russians on Thursday.
Kyle Turris also scored in the first period for Canada, beating Cory Schneider.
Turris assisted on Jared McCann's goal in the second period.
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin scored for Russia, which closed out its
dominant play in Group B with a 7-3 win over Sweden. Earlier Tuesday, Leon
Draisaitl scored tiebreaking and go-ahead goals late in the third period to
life Germany to a 4-2 win over Finland in Group A.
The Czech Republic closed the preliminary round with a 5-4 win over Switzerland
in Bratislava in Group B, getting one goal and two assists each from Jakub
Voracek and Dominik Simon.
In matchups of teams that won't advance, Latvia beat Norway 4-1 in Group B and
the host Slovaks outlasted Denmark 2-1 in a shootout decided by penalty shots.
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