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April 30, 2011 9:34 am

One assist for Johnson in win

Jack Johnson had one assist as the United States beat Austria 5-1 in its opening game of the IIHF World Championships in Slovakia. Austria narrowed the lead to 2-1 in the second period, but then the Americans scored three consecutive goals. Johnson assisted on Craig Smith’s power-play goal late in the third period, which made it 5-1. The United States next plays Norway on Monday in preliminary-round action.

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