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O'Reilly, Canada remain unbeaten at World Cup

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

Team Canada fell behind early to the United States, but stormed back to win 4-2 in the World Cup of Hockey on Tuesday at Air Canada Centre.

Matt Duchene scored twice as Canada put home four goals in a row to rebound from a 1-0 deficit and seal a dominant victory. Ryan O'Reilly, who centered a line featuring Duchene and Joe Thornton, finished the game with one shot and a takeaway. He was on the ice for both of Duchene's goals and logged 12:43 of ice time. 

Canada (2-0-0) will face a fellow undefeated team in Europe on Wednesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 to see who will win their pool and advance as the No. 1 seed in the semifinals. Team USA will not advance. 

Meanwhile, in the day's early game, Team Sweden shut out Rasmus Ristolainen and Finland 2-0. With the loss, Finland falls to 0-2-0 in the tournament and they will not advance to the preliminary round.

Anton Stralman and Loui Eriksson picked up the goals for Sweden who are undefeated through two games. 

Ristolainen had four shots, four hits and a blocked shot while maintaining an even rating through 24:52 of ice time.

Finland will play one more game - on Thursday at 3 p.m. on ESPN against Dmitry Kulikov and Team Russia. After that, Ristolainen's status is up in the air. While Sabres camp opens Thursday, with the first on-ice session open to the public on Friday at HarborCenter, Ristolainen may not be in attendance right away as he remains a restricted free agent without a contract. 

Also on Wednesday, Jack Eichel and Team North America will look to secure a spot in the semifinals when they take on Sweden. That game can be seen at 3 p.m. on ESPN. 

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