Team USA set a record for stinginess and cashed in with another win on Friday.
Coach John Hynes’ group set a new U.S. tournament mark for fewest shots allowed in a game, limiting Hungary to eight in a 5-1 victory at the IIHF World Championship.
"It was an important three points for us to get today against a very well-coached team," Hynes told the IIHF website. "We'll take tomorrow off after playing back-to-back games and get ready for our game against Germany on Sunday."
Starting netminder Keith Kinkaid needed just seven saves to pick up his first win of the tournament. His shutout bid ended with a power-play goal by the Hungarians with 2:01 to go in regulation.
Nick Foligno (Columbus Blue Jackets) scored twice and added an assist. Shots were 37-8 for the Americans.
David Warsofsky logged 17:24 of ice time for the U.S. Steven Santini registered two shots in 10:38; Miles Wood had three shots in 11:24.
Team USA (3-0-0-2-0, W-OTW-OTL-L-T) plays the sixth of its seven preliminary round games on Sunday at 9:15 a.m. ET against Germany, whose staff includes Devils’ assistant coach Geoff Ward.
Live streaming coverage will be available on NBC Sports Live Extra. NBCSN will carry the game on tape delay at 3 p.m. ET that day.