Of note from Team USA’s website ahead of the Americans’ final game of round-robin play at the World Championship, tomorrow morning against Finland (6 AM EDT on the NHL Network):
LARKIN SETS U.S. RECORD, KANE TIES ANOTHER
With assists in last night’s 9-3 victory over Norway, alternate captain Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) set a new U.S. record and captain Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.) tied a U.S. record in Men’s World Championship play. With two assists last night, Larkin set a new U.S. career record for most assists in Men’s World Championship play with 21. Right behind him is Johnny Gaudreau (Salem, N.J.), whose assist last night gives him 20 all-time now. Additionally, Kane’s assist gave him his 10th in the tournament, matching Max Pacioretty (2012) and Craig Smith (2013) for most assists by a U.S. player in a single men’s world championship.
GAUDREAU, LARKIN EYE JOHNSON’S ALL-TIME POINTS RECORD
All-time, forward Johnny Gaudreau (Salem, N.J.) has now tallied 29 career points (9-20) in 22 Men’s World Championship games, which is tied with Paul Coppo for fourth all-time. Just behind him is alternate captain Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.), who holds 28 points (7-11) and is tied with Dustin Brown and Bob Miller for fifth. The record for most career points by a U.S. player in Men’s World Championship history is Mark Johnson, 1980 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team gold medalist, who tallied 33 (15-18) in 61 games.