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Canada, USA Victorious On Day Two Of World Championship

Canada downs Slovakia 4-1 while United States edges Switzerland 3-2.

Saturday, 05.10.2014 / 7:05 PM / World Championship
By Glenn Odebralski  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Canada, USA Victorious On Day Two Of World Championship
Canada downs Slovakia 4-1 while United States edges Switzerland 3-2.
Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau skates in Canada's IIHF World Championship preliminary game against Slovakia. (Richard Wolowicz / HHOF-IIHF Images)


Canada and the United States were right back at it on Saturday, playing their second game in as many days to open up the IIHF World Championship in Belarus. Both teams skated away with victories.

The Canadians (1-0-1-0) rebounded from Friday's upset loss to France with a 4-1 victory over Slovakia. The United States (2-0-0-0), on the other hand, had to fight back from two one-goal deficits to down Switzerland 3-2.

UNITED STATES 3 - SWITZERLAND 2

The Americans were in for a much tougher contest after downing Belarus 6-1 on Friday, facing off against a stingy Switzerland team. Their first and only lead didn't come until Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson scored with 6:45 remaining but it was enough as former Panther Tim Thomas (named Best Player) flashed the glove to rob Roman Josi with seconds to play for one of his 27 saves to preserve the win.

The Swiss made the Americans earn their victory, jumping on the board first early in the second and then going ahead 2-1 late in the period. They also had two other goals in the third called back due to offsides calls. For the US, goals by former Panther Peter Mueller and Nashville's Craig Smith were able to tie the game before Johnson's winner.

Vincent Trocheck centered the US’ second line once again finishing with two shots on goal and was a minus-1 on 14:48 of ice time, Jimmy Hayes finished with a shot on goal on 7:12 of ice time and Drew Shore had 6:16 of ice time. Monday will be another tough test for the Americans as they face off against the Russians.

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CANADA 4 - SLOVAKIA 1

Trailing 1-0 to Slovakia, Canada's offense awoke as they scored four goals in the final 22:39 of the game to bounce back from Friday's shootout loss to France.

The Canadians were led by Joel Ward’s two goals. The Washington forward tied the game at one with 2:39 left in the second and then put the nail in the coffin with 1:11 remaining in the contest. Cody Hodgson and Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Canadians while former Panther Jason Garrison picked up two assists in the victory.

Erik Gudbranson was assessed a roughing penalty on 12:00 of ice time while Jonathan Huberdeau finished with a shot and was a plus-1 on 12:21 of ice time. Canada next faces off against the Czech Republic on Monday.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
 
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