Trevor Moore scores pair as United States abandon Canada 5-1 at World Hockey Championship

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RIGA, Latvia – Trevor Moore scored twice in the second period to lead the United States to a 5-1 win over Canada at the World Hockey Championship.

RIGA, Latvia – Trevor Moore scored twice in the second period to lead the United States to a 5-1 win over Canada at the World Hockey Championship.

Jason Robertson, Adam Clendening and Matt Tennyson also counted for the Americans, who shared their first two games in the preliminary round. Maxime Comtois scored the only goal for Canada, which is tied with Italy for last place in Group B after its second straight loss.

“I really liked our game in the first half, but our second half was pretty tough,” said Canadian head coach Gerard Gallant. “We went out and played the style of hockey that we want to play. We had a very solid forward test and got some good scoring opportunities from the start. We need to make sure we manage the puck better because (they) scored two or three goals from the point with screens in front of our net.

“We have to get those shots out by going into the shooting lanes and trying to block the shots, but we also have to do a better job of letting our goalies see the puck.

Canada opened the tournament with a 2-0 loss to Latvia. Comtois’ goal at 11:35 of the third period on Sunday ended Canada’s long-lasting drought.

“We talked about scoring that first goal in the hall, and after scoring we were able to play a little looser,” said Comtois. “We know we’re going to have chances and the goals will come, but it was certainly a relief to have that first.

“We still have a lot of work to do, and we have to show up tomorrow and we hope we can achieve other goals.”

Canada will face Germany on Monday at the Riga Arena.

In other games on Sunday, Switzerland shut out Denmark 1-0 and Kazakhstan beat Finland 2-1 in a shootout. Belarus shut out Sweden 1-0, Slovakia beat Great Britain 2-1 and Norway beat Italy 4-1.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on May 23, 2021.

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