U.S. roll continues with 9-3 rout of Norway at Worlds
Another game, another rout.
That was the story for the United States on May 13 at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Herning, Denmark.
Team USA defeated Norway 9-3 to run its undefeated record to 4-2-0-0. The U.S., which beat Korea 13-1 on May 11, is first in Group B with 16 points.
“We have a lot of guys that can make plays,” captain Patrick Kane said on the IIHF website. “… A lot of talent on the team, and hard workers.”
Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) had two goals and an assist, and the Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin and the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Cam Atkinson each had a goal and two assists.
Defenseman Charlie McAvoy (Boston Bruins) contributed a goal and an assist.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, Anders Lee (NY Islanders), Colin White (Ottawa Senators) and defenseman Neal Pionk (NY Rangers) also scored. Chicago’s Alex DeBrincat and Nashville’s Nick Bonino, playing in his first game after joining team, had two assists each.
On May 15, the U.S. plays Finland (4-0-1-1), which is second in Group B with 13 points after losing to Germany 3-2 in overtime on Sunday.
“It’s tough to take a night off,” Larkin said. “We have to get ready for Finland, and they’ve been playing well, so that began today against Norway. We came out and prepared from the start and didn’t take them lightly.”
Team USA has outscored its opponents 37-10 in the tournament.