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Lee, Nelson Lead USA To 3-0 Win

Islanders forwards score all three goals in USA's 3-0 win over Italy

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Team USA's 3-0 win on Wednesday was all-Islanders. 

Brock Nelson scored a pair of goals and Anders Lee potted one, as the two Islanders accounted for all three goals in USA's 3-0 win over Italy at the IIHF World Championship. 

Nelson opened the scoring in the first period, converting a turnover into a top-corner snipe at 5:17. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: �� @Bnelson lights the lamp for his second goal of the #IIHFWorlds! Team USA leads Italy 1-0 #Isles pic.twitter.com/KphjGBedEg

The Warroad, MN, native made it 2-0 with a shorthanded goal in the second period, using his body to force a turnover, rushing the puck up the ice and tipping home a pass from Dylan Larkin at 5:53. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: .@Bnelson making things happen over at #IIHFWorlds! pic.twitter.com/9XxHiOBK9D

Lee's power-play goal made it 3-0 less than two minutes after Nelson's tally, stuffing a puck through Andreas Bernard at the side of the net. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Different continent. Same @leeberr09. #TeamUSA up 3-0 over Italy at #IIHFWorlds pic.twitter.com/07bcbiGw0J

Lee and Nelson both have four points (3G, 1A) through four games at IIHF Worlds. Team USA is 3-1, winning three straight games after dropping their tournament opener to Thomas Greiss, Dennis Seidenberg and Team Germany. 

Team USA is back in action on Saturday when they take on Latvia at 6:15 a.m. eastern time. 

Click here for the Islanders World Championship Hub. 

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