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U.S. blanks France on 19 saves from Condon

by Eric Marin / New Jersey Devils

Mike Condon made 19 saves for Team USA in their 4-0 blanking of France at the IIHF World Championship on Thursday.

Condon (Montreal Canadiens) has started three straight games for the U.S., which has split its first four games at the worlds (2-0-0-2).

Chris Wideman (Ottawa Senators), Connor Murphy (Arizona Coyotes), J.T. Compher (Colorado Avalanche) and Brady Skjei (NY Rangers) lit the lamp for the Americans, who are tied for third place in Group B and face Hungary on Friday.

Devils defenseman David Warsofsky registered two shots in 17:28 of ice time. Prospect Steven Santini had one shot in 10:46; Miles Wood posted three shots in 11:01.

The U.S. improved to 9-1 all-time against France.

"It was a real team effort out there," Condon told the IIHF official website. "We tried to play our game and do the things we needed to get the win. That was important for us, and we are happy to come out with the win."

Wideman opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 14:23 of the second period. Murphy added an even-strength tally 2:07 later and Compher connected with five seconds to go in the frame to give the U.S. a 3-0 lead.

Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings) picked up his second assist of the game with his setup for Skjei to close out the scoring 1:19 into the third.

• Adam Larsson posted a goal and an assist on five shots in Sweden's 7-3 rout of Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Larsson, who led all skaters with 28:59 of ice time, did all of his damage in the first period. He set up Mikael Backlund to open the scoring at 12:20 then notched his own marker at 16:15 as the Swedes struck three times in a span of 3:55.

"We didn't start out well against Latvia, but I think we've taken steps in the right direction since then," Larsson said. "But we can't relax. We have to find a way to win the next three games to put ourselves in the best position for the play-offs."

Sweden is third in Group A with eight points (2-1-0-1) and faces Norway on Saturday.

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