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Matt Tennyson, Matt Hellickson and the United States fell to Canada in the semifinal round Saturday

by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan / NewJerseyDevils.com

Matt Tennyson, Matt Hellickson and the United States lost to Canada in the IIHF World Championship semifinal round, and will play in the consolation game Sunday against Germany. 

Below is recap of all the semifinal action from Thursday. 

CANADA 4, UNITED STATES 2

United States: Matt Tennyson, Matt Hellickson, Matty Beniers (prospect)

Canada: Owen Power (prospect)

The United States' dream of winning IIHF World Championship gold for the first time since 1933 was squashed in a 4-2 loss to Canada in the semifinal showdown Saturday. 

Canada, which advances to the gold medal game against Finland Sunday, received two goals from Andrew Mangiapane and 36 saves from goaltender Darcy Kuemper.

Devils defenseman and American Matt Tennyson finished the game with a minus-1 in 21:28 minutes of ice time. Fellow Devil Matt Hellickson had one shot and a plus-1 in 16:30 minutes. 

Canada's Owen Power, a project Top-5 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, had one shot in an eye-popping 27:51 minutes, playing nearly half of the game. 

FINLAND 2, GERMANY 1

Finland scored two first-period goals and it was enough to hold on for a 2-1 victory against Germany in the IIHF World Championship semifinal Saturday to advance to the gold medal game. 

Iiro Pakarinen and Hannes Bjorninen scored for Finland, while Jussi Olkinuora made 18 saves. Matthias Plachta had the lone tally for Germany. 

Next: Canada will face Finland in the gold medal game Sunday at 1:15 p.m. EST. The United States will play Germany in the bronze medal game at 8:15 a.m. EST. Both games will air on NHL Network. 

 

 

Matt Tennyson, Matt Hellickson and the United States lost to Canada in the IIHF World Championship semifinal round, and will play in the consolation game Sunday against Germany. 

Below is recap of all the semifinal action from Thursday. 

CANADA 4, UNITED STATES 2

United States: Matt Tennyson, Matt Hellickson, Matty Beniers (prospect)

Canada: Owen Power (prospect)

The United States' dream of winning IIHF World Championship gold for the first time since 1933 was squashed in a 4-2 loss to Canada in the semifinal showdown Saturday. 

Canada, which advances to the gold medal game against Finland Sunday, received two goals from Andrew Mangiapane and 36 saves from goaltender Darcy Kuemper.

Devils defenseman and American Matt Tennyson finished the game with a minus-1 in 21:28 minutes of ice time. Fellow Devil Matt Hellickson had one shot and a plus-1 in 16:30 minutes. 

Canada's Owen Power, a project Top-5 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, had one shot in an eye-popping 27:51 minutes, playing nearly half of the game. 

FINLAND 2, GERMANY 1

Finland scored two first-period goals and it was enough to hold on for a 2-1 victory against Germany in the IIHF World Championship semifinal Saturday to advance to the gold medal game. 

Iiro Pakarinen and Hannes Bjorninen scored for Finland, while Jussi Olkinuora made 18 saves. Matthias Plachta had the lone tally for Germany. 

Next: Canada will face Finland in the gold medal game Sunday at 1:15 p.m. EST. The United States will play Germany in the bronze medal game at 8:15 a.m. EST. Both games will air on NHL Network. 

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