U.S. beats Slovakia at world juniors

Updated: December 28, 2013, 4:58 PM ET
Associated Press

MALMO, Sweden -- Jack Eichel, Ryan Hartman and Boston University defenseman Matt Grzelyck each had a goal and an assist, leading the defending champion United States to a 6-3 victory over Slovakia on Saturday in the world junior hockey tournament.

In the other Group A game, the Czech Republic stunned Canada, 5-4 in a shootout. Dominik Simon scored the deciding goal in the tiebreaker.

The United States scored its first three goals on power plays.

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