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USA Defeats Canada In World Championship Preliminary Game

HERNING, Denmark -- Cam Atkinson (Riverside, Conn.) scored both goals in the shootout and Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) scored twice in regulation as the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team earned a 5-4 shootout victory over Canada here tonight in its first preliminary game of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship.

"This was a great way to kick off the tournament," said Jeff Blashill, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team. "We started a little slow, but I think once we got our feet under us we proved we could compete. There were some great performances by our guys tonight and we'll look to build on this as we move forward."

Anders Lee (Edina, Minn.) and Johnny Gaudreau (Salem, N.J.) also scored for Team USA.

Keith Kinkaid (Farmingville, N.Y.) made 40 saves on 44 shots in the victory.

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NOTES: The initial 23-player roster for the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team was named this past Saturday (April 28) and includes three goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards. For the full roster, click here ... Jeff Blashill (Detroit Red Wings) is serving as head coach for the second straight year ... The staff and players of the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team are selected by Bill Zito (Columbus Blue Jackets), general manager of the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team along with members of the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group that includes Stan Bowman (Chicago Blackhawks), David Poile (Nashville Predators), Ray Shero (New Jersey Devils), Dale Tallon (Florida Panthers), and Jeff Gorton (New York Rangers) ... For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team, visit teamusa.usahockey.com/2018mensworlds … The official online home of the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship is 2018.IIHFWorlds.com … The U.S. has finished in the top four of the world championship in three of the last five years ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.

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WingedRider's avatar

For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team, visit teamusa.usahockey.com/2018mensworlds

Geez, I hope I am not the only Canadian Red Wings Fan ???

I will have to find the Link myself, LOL   By the Way Go Canada

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 05/04/18 at 02:00 PM ET

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For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team, visit teamusa.usahockey.com/2018mensworlds

Geez, I hope I am not the only Canadian Red Wings Fan ???

I will have to find the Link myself, LOL   By the Way Go Canada

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 05/04/18 at 02:00 PM ET

The very next line says…

The official online home of the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship is 2018.IIHFWorlds.com …

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Posted by Son of a Blash on 05/04/18 at 03:02 PM ET

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Game highlights added to the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/04/18 at 03:42 PM ET

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Damn, Blashill was really riding Larkin: his 23 minutes led all US players, only Ekblad for Canada had more in the game

(X-posted from A2Y)

Posted by EthrDemon on 05/04/18 at 06:31 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Go Team USA & Sweden   clap clap clap   grin

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 05/04/18 at 07:52 PM ET

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