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United States eliminated at World Championship

Finland wins 2-0 in quarterfinal match @NHLdotcom

The United States was eliminated from the 2017 IIHF World Championship when it lost 2-0 to Finland in the quarterfinals in Cologne, Germany on Thursday.

The U.S. had finished first in Group A by winning six consecutive games after a 2-1 loss to Germany in its opener. Finland finished fourth in Group B.

Mikko Rantanen (Colorado Avalanche) scored 1:01 into the second period to give Finland a 1-0 lead. He put a rebound past goaltender Jimmy Howard (Detroit Red Wings) for a power-play goal.

Joonas Kemppainen made it 2-0 at 6:49 of the third and goaltender Harri Setari made 26 saves for Finland, which will play the winner of the game between Sweden and Switzerland later Thursday in the semifinals in Cologne on Saturday.

Howard finished with 18 saves.

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