U.S. defeats Belarus in worlds
HELSINKI -- Tampa Bay center Nate Thompson broke the tie at the end of the second period to help the United States beat Belarus 5-3 on Thursday in the world hockey championships.
Justin Abdelkader, Cam Atkinson, Bobby Ryan and Paul Stastny also scored, and Jimmy Howard made 23 saves for the United States, 2-1-1 in Group A play.
Alexei Ugarov, Alexei Kalyuzhny and Yevgeni Kovyrshin scored for Belarus.
In the other Group A game, Finland beat France 7-1. Mikko Koivu had a goal and ...
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