After suffering two straight overtime losses to begin the IIHF World Championships, the United States hoped to get back on track and avoid the relegation round on Wednesday against Finland. It was not meant to be for the Americans, who were defeated 3-2 by the Finns in a rematch of the 2010 Olympics Semifinals (won by USA).
The game started well for the red, white and blue, as they were able to get the first goal of the game via Flames forward David Moss. He was able to put the U.S. up in front just 3:30 into regulation on assists from Jack Johnson and Chris Kreider.
From there, Finland was able to take control by scoring three unanswered goals to put the game out of reach. St. Louis forward T.J. Oshie scored with 17 seconds left in the game for the United States, but it was ultimately too late. Ducks forward Ryan Carter, who scored the first goal of the tournament for USA, was held scoreless in 17:54 of time on the ice.
While Finland moves forward as the top seed from Group D, the United States will be forced to the relegation round after scoring just four goals in three games.