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Top-ranked draft prospect Jack Hughes has a goal and an assist in USA's 6-3 in over Russia

by Marc Ciampa /

Top-ranked North American skater Jack Hughes had another strong outing as Team USA improved to 3-0 in the tournament with a 6-3 win over Russia on Sunday. 

Russia opened with a 2-0 lead before Hughes scored midway through the opening frame to make it 2-1. Alex Turcotte then tied it for the Americans with just over five minutes to go in the first. 

USA added two more in the second with Hughes assisting on a Cole Caulfield marker with 28 seconds to play in the middle frame to make it 4-2. 

Russia narrowed the gap to 4-3 12 minutes into the third but USA regained its two-goal advantage 21 seconds later and added an empty netter with three seconds left. 

Hughes had five shots on goal and was +1 in addition to his goal and assist. He now has 10 points (5 G, 5 A) in three games to rank second in tournament scoring. 

Next up for USA is Latvia on Tuesday, 9:30 AM ET. 

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