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U.S. slumps to first defeat at worlds

Updated: May 7, 2012, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

HELSINKI -- The United States lost to Slovakia 4-2 Monday for its first loss at hockey's world championships after opening with two victories.

Slovakia won for the first time in the tournament after two defeats. The Americans previously beat France and Canada.

In an earlier game in the 16-team tournament, Canada routed France 7-2.

Dominik Granak of Slovakia opened the scoring 47 seconds into the game. Less than 15 minutes later, Slovakia's Branko Radivojevic made it 2-0. Justin ...

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