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U.S., Canada suffer losses at World Championships

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North America was shut out in Day 6 of the World Championship tournament in Germany. Finland rallied for a 3-2 victory against the United States at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, while Canada was upset by Switzerland, 4-1, at SAP Arena in Mannheim.

Overall, the U.S. completed the preliminary round without a win, having suffered overtime losses in its first two matches. The U.S. has scored only 4 goals in three games.

David Moss scored 3:30 into the first period with assists from Jack Johnson and Chris Kreider. Finland got on the board early in the second with the tying goal from Leo Komarov. Jarkko Immonen put Finland ahead 2-1 with a power play goal 18 seconds into the third, and Sami Kapanen closed the scoring with 2:02 remaining. Kapanen's late goal proved to be costly when TJ Oshie of the U.S. scored shorthanded with 17 seconds remaining in regulation.

Scott Clemmensen made 40 saves for the U.S., in last place in Group D and headed to the Relegation Round.

Canada suffered its first loss in three games, and its first defeat at the hands of Switzerland in the World Championships in 76 years, though both teams advanced to the Qualifying Round.

The Swiss went ahead 2-0 on goals from Ivo Ruthemann and Martin Pluss before Canada's John Tavares cut the lead in half after 20 minutes. Andreas Ambuhl restored Switzerland's two-goal lead early in the second period and Thomas Deruns added an insurance goal in the third.

Chris Mason made 14 saves for Canada, in second place in Group B.

Previously, Canada had been 22-0-2 against Switzerland all-time in the tournament, with an advantage of 143-29 in goals scored.

In two games earlier in the day, Germany defeated Denmark, 3-1, and Latvia upended Italy, 5-2.
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