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Canada beats U.S. at world juniors

Updated: December 31, 2013, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

MALMO, Sweden -- Connor McDavid and Curtis Lazar scored in a 2:19 span in the third period and Canada beat the United States 3-2 on Tuesday to win Group A in the world junior hockey tournament.

Nic Petan also scored for Canada (3-0-1), and Zach Fucale made 24 saves. Canada will face Switzerland -- fourth in Group B -- in the quarterfinals Thursday.

"We now have 48 hours to prepare for our next opponent," Canadian coach Brent Sutter said. "Our focus over the next two days needs to ...

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