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Canada Rolls, USA Stumbles Again At Worlds

Monday, 05.10.2010 / 5:09 PM ET / World Championship
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By Glenn Odebralski for floridapanthers.com

One world power is in trouble while the other seems to be invincible.

The United States lost for the second time of the World Championshps, again by a 2-1 defeat in overtime to Denmark. Canada meanwhile dominated another lesser opponent, thumping Latvia 6-1.

The Americans now need to beat Finland in order to stay out of the relegation round.

NORWAY 2 - USA 1
Another day at the Worlds, and another disappointing result for the United States team.

After falling 2-1 in overtime to host Germany in the games first contest, the Americans would once again find themselves on the short end of a 2-1 overtime affair.

This time the victor was Denmark.

Stefan Lassen scored the game-winner 2:04 into overtime for the Danes as he batted in his own rebound past Panthers netminder Scott Clemmensen.

For Clemmensen, it has been a tough go and not due to his play. Allowing just two goals in each of his first two games, he's come up on the short end thanks to a US offense that has been absent so far in the tournament.

After stopping 18 shots against Germany, Clemmensen would turn away 27 more against Denmark Monday.

The two teams battled through a scoreless first period as Denmark held an 11-8 shot advantage.

Clemmensen was strong, making several highlight reel saves in the opening period to keep Denmark at bay.

Denmark finally got the game's first goal thanks to a delay of game penalty by T.J Galiardi almost midway through the second. Lars Eller ripped a slapshot past Clemmensen's shoulder 8:52 into the second for the lead.

The United States would tie the game with a power play tally of their own just over three minutes later. Phoenix's Keith Yandle snapped the puck past Patrick Galbraith while pinching in from the point at the 12:03 mark.

After that, it was back to finding who would get the game-winner.

The teams played another scoreless 20 in the third before Lassen's heroics in the extra session gave Denmark five points in pool play. The US, who has just two points, needs a good showing against Finland in their final game to stay out of the relegation round.

CANADA 6 - Latvia 1
Canada used a lethal power play to make short work of Latvia in Mannheim Monday, scoring their first four goals of the game on the man advantage on their way to a 6-1 victory.

The Canadians got started quickly in the contest. With former Panther prospect Janis Sprukts in the box for interference, the NY Islanders John Tavares scored 1:59 into the contest.

Tampa young gun Steven Stamkos would give the red and white a 2-0 advantage with 1:41 left in the first on another power play as he tapped the puck into the net off a nice feed from Kris Russell.

Up 2-0 after one period of play, Canada went to work in the second, burying the Latvians as they scored four goals. Calgary's Mark Giordano found the back of the net 5:30 in while Tavares recorded his second of the game, second on the power play, just 1:28 later.

Tampa's Steve Downie would get the game's first even strength goal at the 10:07 mark of the period and Giordano would net his second of the game with 54 seconds left in the frame.

All that was left was whether Canada would get the shut out. St. Louis' Chris Mason stopped all 12 shots he faced in the first 40 minutes. NY Rangers backup Chad Johnson played the final 20 and unfortunately could not keep the shut out in tact as Georgijs Pujacs scored with 9:35 left in the contest.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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