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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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