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Russia v USA - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World

U-S-A. U-S-A. The Americans used goals by Trevor Lewis, Torey Krug, Mark Arcobello and Brock Nelson, and a 15-save performance by Jack Campbell to defeat Russia, 4-2, and move to 3-0 in preliminary round play at ČEZ Aréna in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Lewis, who opened the scoring, nearly added a late empty-netter (before Nelson ultimately did so) when he hustled to negate an icing and had his backhanded attempt towards an open net blocked by Evgeni Malkin. The IIHF’s recap is here. Video isn’t available just yet (the game ended during the nine o’clock hour, Pacific time), though for Belarus-Slovakia highlights (which starts with Marian Gaborik getting denied on a penalty shot), Canada-Germany highlights (which include clips of a 17-save shutout performance by Martin Jones and assists by Tyler Toffoli and Jake Muzzin) and Russia-Slovenia highlights, click on the links.



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Russia v USA - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship