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.