Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Americans Up to Third in Group after Beating France at Hockey World Championships

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Americans Up to Third in Group after Beating France at Hockey World Championships

Article excerpt

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia * The United States moved a step closer to qualifying for the quarterfinals of the hockey world championship by beating France 4-0 Thursday.

The Americans, who were coming off a loss to Finland, have a 2-2 record and ended the day in third place in Group B behind Canada and Finland. The top four teams advance to the next round.

For the U.S. team, Chris Wideman, Connor Murphy and J.T. Compher scored in quick succession late in the second period. Brady Skjei scored the fourth goal early in the third period.

Goaltender Mike Condon made 19 saves for the shutout while the United States killed six power plays.

"Our special teams were a factor tonight, and it's important that we continue to have good habits in our game," U.S. coach John Hynes said.

The Americans next play Hungary on Friday and have two more group games after that.

Canada heads the group after downing Germany 5-2 in the team's tightest win yet. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.