TAMPERE (Finland) — Sakari Manninen scored for Finland and added two assists to help them defeat the United States 4-1. This result gives Finland a perfect record at the ice-hockey world championships on Monday.
AfterForward Finland was able to take a 1-0 lead in the first period thanks to a power play. A major penalty was assessed to the player for taking a hit on too high in the middle period. . Granlund has been a good addition to the hosts' team after being late in the Predators' postseason run.
Former NHL forwardManninen used this five-minute powerplay to increase the lead up to 3-0 The fourth was added to the frame later.
Forward The consolation goal was scored by the Americans in the third quarter.
Jussi Olkinuora, Finland's goaltender, stopped 29 shots.
Finland is leading Group B in Tampere, with nine points from the three games. Team USA is third with five points
Center Canada's defending champion won by two goals to beat Slovakia 5-1 for their third consecutive win. Dubois was awarded the win on a power-play and added one to increase the advantage to double the advantage in the middle period.
, Canada's 19th birthday celebration saw him score nine points in three games, putting Canada at the top of Group A in Helsinki. Slovakia is third with three points.
Canada goaltenderThey made 34 saves against Slovakia, who was outshot 44-35.
Germany defeated France 3-2 in Group A, while Latvia defeated Norway 3-1 to earn its first win in Group C.
This report was compiled by the Associated Press.