At the World Championship in Denmark:
“We’re playing good hockey,” said Nielsen. “We knew we had a good team. We’re not perfect, but Freddy has been great for us back there as well when we’ve had breakdowns. We’ve done a good job so far, played some tight games which are exciting for fans to watch.”
Denmark now has eight points and sits in fourth place in the group while Norway remains stalled in seventh place with three points, ahead of only Korea.
The Danes are right back at it, playing Korea tomorrow, while Norway has a day off before another tough test in the U.S. on Sunday.
“We’ve put ourselves in a good position right now,” Nielsen continued, “but we have another game coming up tomorrow that we have to focus on. I know we’re the favourites, but it’s not going to be easy.”
HERNING, Denmark – Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y./Chicago Blackhawks) and Charlie McAvoy (Long Beach, N.Y./Boston Bruins/Boston University) each recorded two goals and three assists and 15 others recorded at least one point as the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team earned a 13-1 victory over Korea in preliminary round play of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship.
The United States (3-2-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) is back in action Sunday (May 13) when it faces Norway. Puck drop is set for 4:15 p.m. local time/10:15 a.m. ET live on NHL Network.
Anders Lee (Edina, Minn./New York Islanders/University of Notre Dame), Derek Ryan (Spokane, Wash./Carolina Hurricanes), Blake Coleman (Plano, Texas/New Jersey Devils/Miami University), Cam Atkinson (Riverside, Conn./Columbus Blue Jackets/Boston College), Tage Thompson (Orange, Conn./St. Louis Blues/University of Connecticut), Neal Pionk (Hermantown, Minn./New York Rangers/University of Minnesota Duluth) and Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y./Columbus Blue Jackets) also scored for the U.S.
Scott Darling (Lemont, Ill./ Carolina Hurricanes/University of Maine) made 12 saves on 13 shots in the victory.
Team USA has added Nick Bonino to the roster as well.
🇩🇰 – 3 vs. 🇳🇴 – 0
🇧🇾 – 0 vs. 🇨🇿 – 3
🇺🇸 – 13 vs. 🇰🇷 – 1
Nielsen – 2 SOG, 19:55 TOI
Hronek – 1 SOG, 17:05 TOI
Sulak – 1G, 5 SOG, 14:03 TOI
Larkin – 2A, 4 SOG, +2, 18:18 TOI
Jensen – 1A, 1 SOG, +2, 15:12 TOI pic.twitter.com/5ZHyqbSiJ7
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