Canada got a pair of goals 2:19 apart early in the third period to rally for a 3-2 win against the United States on Tuesday in the finale of preliminary-round play in Group A at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.
The win gave Canada first place in Group A and a spot in the quarterfinals Thursday against Switzerland (11 a.m. ET, NHLN-US), which finished fourth in Group B.
Canada has beaten the U.S. seven straight times in preliminary-round play, a stretch that dates to the 1999 World Junior Championship.
Riley Barber and Stefan Matteau scored for the Americans and goalie Jon Gillies made 21 saves. The U.S. finished second in Group A and will play Russia, the third-place team in Group B, on Thursday in the quarterfinals (6 a.m. ET, NHLN-US).