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by Chris Ryndak / Buffalo Sabres

Jake McCabe scored his first goal of the tournament as Team USA dropped a 3-2 decision to Germany on Sunday at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Korbinian Holzer netted the game-winner with 33 seconds left in the third. Germany jumps ahead of the U.S. in the standings and they now sit in third place in Group B with 10 points to the Americans' nine. Slovakia is right behind with six points.

The top four teams in each pool will advance to the quarterfinals.

Patrick Hager and Christian Ehrhoff scored for Germany and Auston Matthews, the presumptive first-overall pick in this year's draft, added a goal for the U.S.

American goaltender Mike Condon made eight saves on 11 shots while Thomas Greiss stopped 29 of 31.

McCabe's goal came 10:35 into the first period and tied the game 1-1. Skating down strong from the left point, McCabe received a pass in the slot from J.T. Compher, stationed in the right-wing corner, and buried a shot past Greiss. The Sabres defenseman now has a goal and an assist in four games played. He skated 16:49 and registered three shots on Sunday.

Germany took an early lead when Hager scored on the power play just 2:19 in. Then, 2:31 after McCabe's tally, Ehrhoff put the Germans ahead again. Matthews tied the game on the power play 26 seconds into the second.

Hudson Fasching registered two shots in 6:49 of ice time.

Sam Reinhart and Ryan O'Reilly will be back in action on Monday as Team Canada is set to take on France at 9:15 a.m. EST.

Germany's final game is on Monday against one-win Hungary.

Tuesday marks the final day of the preliminary round. The U.S. will face Slovakia at 5:15 a.m. EST (live on NBCSN). Zemgus Girgensons and Team Latvia will play Norway at 9:15 a.m. EST. Canada and Finland will face off at 1:15 p.m. EST.

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