The U.S. (1-0-1) used three first-period goals to move into second place in Group B with three points, behind Slovakia — the Americans’ next opponent and the only 2-0 team in the six-squad bunch.
It didn’t take long for the U.S. to shake off any remaining jet lag and the disappointment of its 3-3 tie with Latvia in Wednesday’s opener. The Americans quickly established dominance over a team that fielded only two NHL players.
“I loved how we skated and were in position,” forward Doug Weight said. “We played better as a team. We should’ve had a lot more goals.”
12 players pick up a point and Luongo stops 11 of the 12 shots he faced as Canada rolls onward.
Marian Hossa has four points leading Slovakia over Latvia.
Five different Russians have scored as Russia rebounds from yesterday’s loss.
David Aebischer stops 40 shots as Switzerland takes out the heavily favored Czechs 3-2.
The Finns are putting the dissapointment of not having Miikka Kiprusoff behind them as they’ve started the Olympics with two straight shutouts.