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Koivu, Granlund Continue Productive Tournament

by Evan Sporer / Minnesota Wild

Forward Mikko Koivu had an assist, Mikael Granlund had two, and Finland remained undefeated at the 2016 IIHF World Championship with a 5-1 win against Germany on Sunday.

After both recorded multi-point games in Finland's tournament-opening win on Friday, Granlund assisted on Finland's third goal against Germany, and he and Koivu each picked up assists on a Patrik Laine power-play goal with three seconds remaining in regulation to cap off the victory.

Finland next plays against the United States on Monday at 12 p.m. CT (NBCSN).

Norway 4, Switzerland 3 (OT)

Forward Nino Niederreiter had an assist, his first point of the tournament, but Switzerland lost to Norway 4-3 on Sunday, in overtime, dropping its second game at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Niederreiter also had a game-high seven shots on goal, taking nearly 20 percent of his team's shots on goal. His assist on Simon Moser's goal 3:24 into the third period drew Switzerland to within 3-2. Switzerland would tie the game with 10 seconds remaining in the third period with its goalie pulled, but lost in overtime when Colorado Avalanche forward Andreas Martinsen scored at the 3:23 mark.

Switzerland continues group play on Tuesday against Denmark (8 a.m. CT).

Canada 7, Hungary 1

Defenseman Matt Dumba had a shot on goal and was a plus-one, and Canada defeated Hungary 7-1 on Sunday to improve to 2-0-0 in its second game at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Canada scored 5:54 into the first period when Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele connected on the power play, and never trailed from that point on. Hungary got to within 2-1 with 1:46 remaining in the first period, but Canada scored five goals over 27:23 of the second and third periods to pull away.

The Canadians will look to remain undefeated on Monday when they play Belarus (8 a.m. CT; TSN).

Kazakhstan 3, Switzerland 2 (SO)

Niederreiter had three shots on goal, and skated 18:00, second-most among Swiss forwards, but Switzerland lost its opening game of the 2016 IIHF World Championship on Saturday.

Niederreiter was stopped on his shootout attempt. Former NHL forward Nigel Dawes scored the shootout winner, and on all three of his shootout attempts. In IIHF tournaments, teams can repeat shooters after the first three rounds; Dawes scored in rounds one, four, and five.

United States 6, Belarus 3

Forward Jordan Schroeder had an assist, and the United States bounced back from an opening-game loss to defeat Belarus 6-3 on Saturday at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Schroeder, who has been skating on a line with Auston Matthews, the top-ranked prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft, assisted on a Dylan Larkin power-play goal 2:13 into the second period to push the United States' lead to 3-0.

Schroeder had two shots on goal, and skated 17:20. He has six times exceeded that time on ice total in 107 career NHL games played.

The United States will next play Finland on Monday.

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