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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE - MAY 16

Johnny Gaudreau had two assists in the USA's win over Russia

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Flames have two players participating in the  2017 IIHF World Championship with Johnny Gaudreau representing the USA and Chad Johnson playing for Canada. The Americans picked up their sixth win at the tournament when they downed Russia by a score of 5-3 and the Canadians ended their preliminary round schedule with a win over Finland.

RUSSIA 3, USA 5

Gaudreau had two assists in the USA's win over Russia on Tuesday morning. The winger now has six goals and 11 points through seven games, which leads all American skaters and ranks him third in tournament scoring.

The USA received goals from Kevin Hayes (2), Dylan Larkin, Anders Lee, and Brock Nelson while Nikita Gusev (2) and Anton Belov scored for Russia. American netminder Jimmy Howard made 16 saves for his country and Russian goaltender Andrei Vasilevski was credited with 30 saves.

With the win, the USA has locked up first place in Group A with a 6-1 record and 18 points.

CANADA 5, FINLAND 2

Johnson backed up Calvin Pickard in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Finland. Johnson has a 3-0 record, 1.33 GAA and a .917 save percentage in the preliminary round.

Mitch Marner (2), Colton Parayko, Brayden Point, and Matt Duchene scored for Canada. Finland's pair of goals came from Lani Lajunen and Atte Ohtamaa. 

With a 6-1 record, Canada is Group B's leader with 19 points.

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