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Host Germany beats US 2-1 in overtime before record hockey crowd at worlds

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GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany - Felix Schutz scored 21 seconds into overtime to give Germany a 2-1 win over the United States in front of a record hockey crowd of 77,803 fans in the opening game of the world championship on Friday.

Schutz tapped home a pass from Constantin Braun just inside the blue-line to send the crowd into a frenzy, though they had to wait as the judges went to the video replay to review if Schutz was in the crease.

The crowd in soccer's Veltins Arena broke the previous world record of 74,544 spectators who saw a U.S. college game in 2001 at East Lansing, Mich.

Michael Wolf scored Germany's opener five minutes into the second period.

Ryan Carter tied it with 11:32 remaining in the game, the first in Group D, which also includes Finland and Denmark.

Next up for Germany will be Finland on Monday, when the U.S. plays Denmark.

Canada opens its tournament on Saturday against Italy (10:15 p.m. ET).

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