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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE - MAY 8

Canada and the USA collected wins on Monday

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 third games at the annual tournament on Monday, May 8.

BELARUS 0, CANADA 6

The Canadians earned their third straight win at the tournament with a 6-0 victory over Belarus on Monday. Johnson backed up Calvin Pickard against the Belalrusians.

Brayden Point (2), Nathan MacKinnon (2), Jeff Skinner, and Claude Giroux scored while Pickard made 13 saves. Belarus goaltender Mikhail Karnaukhov was credited with 39 stops.

With the win, Canada remains atop the tournament standings with a 3-0 record and nine points.

Canada's next game comes on Thursday when they take on France.

USA 4, SWEDEN 3

Gaudreau scored twice in the USA's 4-3 win over Sweden on Monday, bringing his tournament total to three goals and four points through three games.

In the back-and-forth contest, the USA received goals from Gaudreau (2), Clayton Keller and J.T. Compher. Elias Lindholm (2) and Victor Hedman scored for Sweden.

American goaltender Jimmy Howard made 39 saves while Swedish netminder Viktor Fasth stopped 23 of the 27 shots he faced.

The victory places the USA third in Group A with a 2-1 record and six points.

The Americans are back in action on Wednesday they face off against France.

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