USA routs Korea to remain undefeated in World Championships
The United States continued to cruise through their group at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships with a 13-1 win over Korea on Friday in Herning, Denmark.
The win improved the U.S. record to 3-2-0-0 (three regulation wins, two overtime or shootout wins, no OT or SO losses and no regulation losses).
Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) and defenseman Charlie McAvoy – who just joined the team after his Boston Bruins were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs – had two goals and three assists each. Cam Atkinson (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Derek Ryan (Carolina Hurricanes) added two goals each.
Defenseman Neal Pionk (NY Rangers), Sonny Milano (Columbus) and Tage Thompson (St. Louis Blues) all contributed a goal and an assist, and Anders Lee (NY Islanders) and Blake Coleman (NJ Devils) also scored.
Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames) had three assists, and the Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin (Waterford) and Los Angeles Kings’ defenseman Alec Martinez (Rochester Hills) had two assists each.
After five games, Team USA is atop the Group B standings with 13 points, the most for any team in the tournament. Canada is second in Group B with 10 points but has played only four games (3-0-1-0). It faces Finland on Saturday.
The Group A leaders have also played only four games.
Sweden leads the Group A standings with 12 points (4-0-0-0) and plays Slovakia on Saturday. Russia is second in Group A with 10 points (3-0-1-0) and goes against Switzerland on Saturday.
Team USA next plays Norway at 10:15 a.m. Sunday.