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USA And Canada Picks Up Wins At Worlds

by Evan Sporer / Minnesota Wild

Forward Jordan Schroeder was a plus-one with a shot on goal, and the United States won its second game in as many days on Friday when it defeated Hungary 5-1 at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

After alternating losses and wins to open its first four games of the tournament, the United States strung together its first winning streak on Friday when four different players scored.

The Americans led 5-0 before Hungary broke New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid's shutout bid with 2:01 remaining in regulation. Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno led the United States offensively with two goals and an assist.

That victory came after the United States defeated France 4-0 on Thursday. Schroeder also was a plus-one and had a shot on goal in that game. The teams played a scoreless first period before the United States scored three times over a span of 5:30 in the second period to pull away.

The United States now sits in third in Group B with nine points (3-2-0-0). The Americans continue their schedule on Sunday when they play Germany. The game will be aired on delay on NBCSN at 2p.m. CT, and played live in Russia at 8:15 a.m. CT.

Canada 5, Germany 2

After losing a 2-0 lead, Canada scored three times in the third period to break a tie and defeat Germany in the IIHF World Championship on Thursday.

Goals by Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall and Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry gave the Canadiens a 2-0 edge. But Germany scored twice in 6:05 late in the second period to tie the game at 2-2, how the teams would enter the third period.

Canada then retook control 3:12 into the third when Hall scored his second of the game. Goals by Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner and Ottawa Senators forward Cody Ceci sealed the victory for the Canadians, who remained undefeated (4-0-0-0) in group play.

Wild defenseman Matt Dumba was a plus-one in 16:50 of ice time.

Canada's schedule continues on Saturday when it looks to make it five wins in five games when it plays Slovakia (12 p.m. CT).

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