Watch out, Copenhagen, Patrick Kane has arrived!
Kane led Team USA with a goal and two assists in their 3-0 win against Team Germany. He scored the game winning goal in the waning seconds of a 5 on 3 advantage for the Americans during the second period. It was his first goal of the tournament. Not long after that, on Team USA’s fifth man advantage of the period, Kane’s shot deflected off of a German defender and found Derek Ryan’s tape, who potted it home past Niklas Treutle.
Alex DeBrincat added the third goal for Team USA in the third period, the recipient of a nifty pass from Kane from the back of the net. It was DeBrincat’s first goal of the tournament as well.
Connor Murphy played on the top pairing with the Los Angeles Kings’ Alec Martinez. He logged in 20:52 minutes of ice time, third most for all US defensemen. Jordan Oesterle had 11:01 minutes of ice time on the third pairing with Neal Pionk of the New York Rangers. Meanwhile, Dominik Kahun logged in a shot on goal and 17:49 minutes of ice time for the Germans.
Team USA remains undefeated in these preliminary rounds. Keith Kinkaid, the Americans’ number one goalie, has been perfect through 180 minutes of play, following Saturday’s 4-0 drubbing of host country Denmark. They will be back at it Thursday night (Thursday morning here in the US) versus Team Latvia.
Meanwhile, Blackhawks prospect Maxim Shalunov continues to contribute to Team Russia’s dominance in the preliminaries. Shalunov notched a goal and an assist in the second period of Russia’s 6-0 shellacking of Team Belarus. This is Russia’s third regulation win and third shutout win in a row. They are back on the ice on Thursday night as well, when they face Team Czech Republic.