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Huberdeau Scores In Canada's Victory At Worlds

Canada downs Denmark 6-1 as Huberdeau connects on first of tournament while USA falls short in comeback attempt against Latvia.

Thursday, 05.15.2014 / 2:45 PM ET / World Championship
By Patrick McGrath  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Huberdeau Scores In Canada\'s Victory At Worlds
Defenseman Erik Gudbranson (right) celebrates Canada's win over Denmark at the IIHF World Championship (Richard Wolowicz - HHOF/IIHF Images)


Canada and the United States were back in action on Thursday after two days off at the IIHF World Championship in Belarus.

Canada (3-0-1-0) used a four goal third period, including a goal from Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau, to defeat Denmark 6-1 for their third straight victory. The United States (2-0-0-2) lost their second straight, falling 6-5 to Latvia in a back-and-forth scoring affair.

LATVIA 6 - UNITED STATES 5

In a game that saw eleven total goals scored, the United States repeatedly battled back from deficits but could not overcome the Latvian attack.

Down 3-1 in the second period, the U.S. received goals from Brock Nelson and Tyler Johnson to even the score at two heading into the third. The Americans fell behind again early in the third only to tie the score at four goals apiece thanks to a Kevin Hayes goal 13:26 into the final frame. Latvia would score twice more to extend their lead to 6-4. The Americans cut the lead to one thanks to Nelson’s second of the game but were unable to find the equalizer.

Jimmy Hayes finished with 8:02 of ice time. Vincent Trocheck tallied a shot on goal on 6:56 of ice time while Drew Shore finished with 5:09 of ice time. The Americans return to action on Friday as they take on Kazakhstan.

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CANADA 6 - DENMARK 1

The Canadians continued their strong play by topping Denmark for their third straight win. It was a one goal game until a four goal third period outburst sealed the 6-1 win for the Red and White.

The two teams were knotted at a goal apiece after trading first period goals. Cody Hodgson gave Canada a 2-1 lead with his second goal of the game at 5:03 into the second period. The third period was all Canada as the team received a pair from Matt Read while Huberdeau notched his first of the tournament and Hodgson completed his hat-trick to close out the scoring.

In addition to the goal, Huberdeau recorded four shots on net, was a +2 and recorded 12:45 of ice time. Erik Gudbranson tallied one shot and was +1 in 13:02 of ice time. Canada will next battle Italy on Friday.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 51 17 21 14 38
J. Jokinen 54 11 27 12 38
J. Huberdeau 54 10 28 12 38
V. Trocheck 54 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 54 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 50 11 13 -4 24
A. Ekblad 50 10 13 20 23
B. Campbell 54 5 17 20 22
N. Bjugstad 39 9 10 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .928 2.17
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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