Finland beats United States at world hockey championship

TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Sakari Manninen scored and added two assists for host Finland to beat the United States 4-1 and keep a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship on Monday.

After Mikael Granlund gave Finland a 1-0 lead on a power play in the opening period, Austin Watson was given a major penalty early in the middle period for a high hit on Teemu Hartikainen.

Valtteri Filppula and Manninen used the following five-minute power play to increase the lead to 3-0 and Mikko Lehtonen added the fourth later in the frame. Alex Galchenyuk scored the lone goal for the Americans in the third period.

Finland goaltender Jussi Olkinuora stopped 29 shots, 15 of them in the final period.

Finland leads Group B in Tampere with nine points from three games. The U.S. has five points in third.

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice to spark defending champion Canada to a 5-1 win over Slovakia for a third straight victory.


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