United States beats Kazakhstan
HELSINKI -- Justin Faulk of the Carolina Hurricanes scored four minutes into overtime for his second goal of the game Friday, sending the United States to a 3-2 victory over Kazakhstan at hockey's world championships.
In Group H, Canada beat defending champion Finland 5-3 in its toughest game yet at the tournament.
The Americans were coming off Thursday's 5-3 victory over Belarus and improved to 3-1-1 in Group A.
Faulk scored his first goal 4:58 into the third period to make it 2-1, with Talgat Zhailauov evening the score 11 minutes later.
Canada twice overcame two-goal deficits in improving its record to 4-0-1 and taking over first place in Group H.
The winning goal came from Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets a little more than six minutes into the third period. He took a pass from linemate Corey Perry of Anaheim and beat Kari Lehtonen with a quick shot. Alex Burrows of Vancouver, John Tavares of the New York Islanders, Jeff Skinner of Carolina and Jordan Eberle of Edmonton also scored for Canada.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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