Trevor Moore scored twice within the second interval to guide the USA to a 5-1 victory over Canada on the world hockey championship.
Jason Robertson, Adam Clendening and Matt Tennyson additionally tallied for the Individuals, who’ve break up their first two video games within the preliminary spherical. Maxime Comtois had the lone purpose for Canada, which is tied with Italy for final place in Group B after its second straight defeat.
“I actually preferred our play within the first interval, however our second interval was fairly powerful,” stated Canadian head coach Gerard Gallant. “We got here out and performed the type of hockey we wish to play. We had a very sturdy forecheck and bought some good scoring alternatives early on. We want to ensure we handle the puck higher as a result of (they) scored two or three targets from the purpose with screens in entrance of our web.
“We have to take these photographs away by getting within the capturing lanes and attempting to dam photographs, however we additionally should do a greater job of letting our goalies see the puck.”
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Canada opened the event with a 2-0 loss to host Latvia. Comtois’ purpose at 11:35 of the third interval Sunday ended Canada’s lengthy scoring drought.
“We talked about getting that first purpose within the room, and after we scored we had been capable of play a little bit extra unfastened,” Comtois stated. “We all know we’re going to get possibilities and the targets will come, however it was positively a reduction to get that first one.
“We nonetheless have quite a lot of work to do, and we now have to point out up tomorrow and hopefully we will get some extra targets.”
Canada will play Germany on Monday on the Riga Area.
In different video games Sunday, Switzerland blanked Denmark 1-0 and Kazakhstan edged Finland 2-1 in a shootout. Belarus shut out Sweden 1-0, Slovakia defeated Nice Britain 2-1 and Norway topped Italy 4-1.
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