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Sport Petersen makes 18 saves, U.S. beats Kazakhstan 3-0 at worlds

11:30  26 may  2021
11:30  26 may  2021 Source:   ap.org

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RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Los Angeles Kings goaltender Cal Petersen made 18 saves and the United States beat Kazakhstan 3-0 Tuesday to improve to 2-1 at the IIHF world championship.

Goaltenders Cal Petersen of the US makes a save during the Ice Hockey World Championship group B match between United States and Kazakhstan at the Arena in Riga, Latvia, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) © Provided by Associated Press Goaltenders Cal Petersen of the US makes a save during the Ice Hockey World Championship group B match between United States and Kazakhstan at the Arena in Riga, Latvia, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Kings teammate Trevor Moore, defenseman Adam Clendening and forward Jack Drury scored for the U.S., which set a team world championship record for shots in a period with 25 in the first and finished with 52.

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Robert Dowd of Britain, left, and Nicklas Jensen of Denmark fight for a puck during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Britain and Denmark at the Olympic Sports Center in Riga, Latvia, Tuesday May 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov) © Provided by Associated Press Robert Dowd of Britain, left, and Nicklas Jensen of Denmark fight for a puck during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Britain and Denmark at the Olympic Sports Center in Riga, Latvia, Tuesday May 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

“We knew Kazakhstan would be a tight defensive team, and I’m proud of the way our guys were able to adjust our structure and come out with the win,” coach Jack Capuano said. “This is a fun group to be around. A lot of them are playing their first time internationally and their pride and work ethic shows.”

Mike Hammond of Britain, celebrates scoring a goal during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Britain and Denmark at the Olympic Sports Center in Riga, Latvia, Tuesday May 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov) © Provided by Associated Press Mike Hammond of Britain, celebrates scoring a goal during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Britain and Denmark at the Olympic Sports Center in Riga, Latvia, Tuesday May 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

Kazakhstan lost for the first time in the tournament after winning its first two group-play games in overtime. Goaltender Nikita Boyarkin finished with 49 saves.

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  World Championship Roundup: Top Dogs Prevail There weren't any odd upsets on Tuesday, but many of the tournament bigwigs were able to show their muscle after days of chaotic hockey in Riga. © Provided by Hockey News on Sports Illustrated USA Shuts out Kazakhstan In a tournament full of upsets, you can make a joke that an undefeated Kazakhstan getting beat by a 1-1 USA is an upset. In reality, USA was in full control of Tuesday's game, shutting out Kazakhstan by a score of 3-0.Cal Petersen was perfect for USA, stopping all 18 shots sent his way. Kazakhstan's Nikita Boyarkin continued his great tournament by turning away 49 shots in the loss.

Denmark needed an overtime goal from Markus Lauridsen to beat Great Britain 3-2 in overtime. Julian Jakobsen and Nicklas Jensen also scored for the Danes.

Sweden faced off against Switzerland and Finland played Norway in the late games in Riga, Latvia, which became host after the IIHF moved the tournament from Minsk, Belarus.

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