Thursday, January 1, 2015

U.S. Falls to Canada at WJC

Dylan Larkin (Michgan) scored twice and Thatcher Demko (Boston College) made 40 saves, but Team USA fell to Canada, 5-3, to conclude round-robin play at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship on Wednesday in Montreal.

Canada, which scored two empty-net goals, finished four points ahead of the Americans, who suffered their first loss of the tournament, to claim Group A. The U.S. was outshot, 43-28, and never held a lead, while each team scored a power-play goal.Anthony DeAngelo scored Team USA's first goal of the afternoon, which came on a man advantage.

The U.S. will now face Russia in a WJC quarterfinal match at the Bell Centre on Friday at 1 p.m. (NHL Network, Russia is coming off of a 4-1 loss to the Czech Republic.

Happy New Year!

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