Kane, DeBrincat score in United States 3-0 win over Germany
Two Chicago Blackhawks – superstar Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat (Farmington Hills) – scored as the United States defeated Germany 3-0 in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships May 7 in Herning, Denmark.
Kane had a goal and two assists and DeBrincat a goal to keep the U.S. undefeated in the tournament.
Keith Kincaid (New Jersey Devils) made 24 saves to earn his second consecutive shutout.
Germany defeated Team USA in the past two World Championships.
“We had some power plays and had some good chances,” Kane said on the IIHF website. “But then we got one on a 5-on-3, and it’s great to capitalize on those. And then we got one on the next one, too.
“I think, in a tournament like this, it’s huge to get the power play going and get some confidence.”
Kane scored on the 5-on-3 power play with 9:58 left in the second period when he rifled in a one-timer.
“It was fun to score for the country,” Kane said. “It was a great pass by Johnny (Gaudreau), fun to be on the receiving end of that one. And it was a big goal for the team. It was 0-0. They came out strong and were hanging around, so it was good to break through and give us the lead.”
Derek Ryan made it 2-0 with another power-play goal, when he put in a shot by Kane that had been deflected, with 8:53 remaining in the middle period. Michigan defenseman Quinn Hughes also assisted on the goal.
During a two-man disadvantage late in the second period, the Red Wings Dylan Larkin was stopped on a breakaway.
DeBrincat made it 3-0 with 9:22 left in the game.
The win runs Team USA’s record to 3-0-0-0 in Group B Pool play. The U.S. defeated Canada 5-4 in a shootout in the opener on May 4 and beat host Denmark 4-0 on May 5.