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U.S. edged by Germany at worlds

by Eric Marin / New Jersey Devils

A strong territorial effort by the United States came undone in the final minute.

Team USA outshot Germany, 33-14, in their IIHF World Championship preliminary-round matchup on Sunday, but surrendered the go-ahead goal with 33 seconds to go regulation. The end result was a 3-2 loss for the U.S. in St. Petersburg.

Korbinian Holzer (Anaheim Ducks) broke a 2-2 stalemate at 19:27 of the third period, lifting the Germans to victory. Thomas Greiss (NY Islanders) stopped 31 for Germany.

"It was a hard fought game by both teams," coach John Hynes told USA Hockey’s official website. "Unfortunately for us, we came a a little short."

Devils’ defenseman David Warsofsky recorded two shots in 15:57 of ice time for the U.S. Miles Wood (10:05 TOI) and Steven Santini (6:09) registered one shot apiece.

Mike Condon (Montreal Canadiens) made 11 saves for the U.S. (3-0-0-3-0, W-OTW-OTL-L-T), which can clinch a berth in the quarterfinals with a win over Slovakia on Tuesday.

Jake McCabe (Buffalo Sabres) erased a 1-0 deficit with his goal midway through the first period. Auston Matthews’ power-play marker 26 seconds into the middle frame made it a 2-2 game.

• Adam Larsson posted an assist in Sweden's 3-2 shootout win over Switzerland on Sunday, and now has three points (1g-2a) in his last three games at the tournament.

Larsson had the primary helper on Gustav Nyquist's (Detroit Red Wings) game-tying power-play goal at 10:02 of the third period. Andre Burakovsky (Washington Capitals) scored twice in the shootout, including the deciding goal in the fourth round.

Sweden is back in action Tuesday against the host Russians.

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