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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE - MAY 7

Canada and the USA both picked up wins on Sunday

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. Both countries played their second games at the annual tournament on Sunday, May 7.

CANADA 7, SLOVENIA 2

Johnson made 12 saves in Canada's second win at the 2017 IIHF World Championship, backstopping his country to a 7-2 victory over Slovenia on Sunday. It was Johnson's first start at the tournament.

Canada now sits atop the tournament standings with six points through their first two games.

Nathan MacKinnon (3), Tyson Barrie, Brayden Point, Mitch Marner, and Jeff Skinner scored for Canada. Slovenia received goals from Jan Mursak and Jan Urbas while goaltender Gasper Kroselj stopped 44 of the 51 Canadian shots he faced.

Canada's next game comes on Monday when they take on Belarus.

USA 7, DENMARK 2

Gaudreau scored one goal and two points in the USA's 7-2 win over Denmark on Sunday. The winger was credited with four shots during his 17:03 of ice time in his second game of the tournament.

The Americans received goals from Gaudreau, Anders Lee (2), Clayton Keller (3), and Brock Nelson while netminder Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves. On the Danish side, Morten Madsen and Nichlas Hardt scored and Sebastian Dahm made 23 stops.

Gaudreau and the USA will face off against Sweden on Monday.

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