Will Butcher scored the first and final objective that the U.S. men’s ice hockey group would require in a 4-0 prevail upon have Denmark at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on Saturday.
Butcher scored at 16:06 in the main time frame and goaltender Keith Kinkaid made 20 recoveries to win the shutout and lift Team USA a 2-0 record in the competition. On Friday, Kinkaid made 40 spares as the U.S. opened play with a 5-4 shootout prevail upon guarding world silver medalist Canada.
Cam Atkinson, who scored both of Team USA’s objectives in Friday’s shootout, and Chris Kreider included an objective each in the second time frame, and Nick Jensen gave the U.S. some extra protection by scoring in the third. Jensen, Kreider and Butcher likewise enrolled helps, as did with Johnny Gaudreau, Derek Ryan, Quinn Hughes and two-time Olympian and group chief Patrick Kane.
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The U.S., which beat Denmark 3-2 of every a presentation amusement Tuesday, now has a 5-0-1-1 record against the Danes at the big showdowns.
The U.S. is searching for its twelfth decoration at the big showdowns and first since winning bronze in 2015.
Group USA plays Germany on Monday and wraps up preparatory round play Thursday against Latvia.
Karen Price is a columnist from Pittsburgh who has secured Olympic games for different distributions. She is an independent supporter of TeamUSA.org for the benefit of Red Line Editorial, Inc.