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Larkin scores twice in Team USA’s World Championship-opening win against Canada

By @MichaelCaples –

No. 71’s off to a good start at the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship.

Dylan Larkin scored twice in Team USA’s opening game at the tournament today – against Canada, no less.

The U.S. prevailed over their rivals to the north in a shootout, with Cam Atkinson scoring both of the Americans’ goals in the penalty-shot sessions for the victory.

Keith Kincaid picked up the win between the pipes for Team USA, stopping 40 of 44 shots sent his way.

Anders Lee and Johnny Gaudreau also scored in regulation for the Americans, who will now prepare for a game against host country Denmark on Saturday (8:15 p.m. local time/2:15 p.m. ET). The U.S. beat Denmark 3-2 in an exhibition tune-up on Tuesday.

Larkin’s goals were both important ones for the Americans; the Red Wings forward and Waterford native scored 43 seconds into the second period to even the game at 2-2, then scored 3:27 into the third to give the U.S. a 4-3 lead.

Goal 1:


Goal 2:

 

 

How the Michigan names fared:

Dylan Larkin – Waterford – Detroit Red Wings

Two goals, two shots, +1 rating, 21:42 time-on-ice

Alec Martinez – Rochester – Los Angeles Kings

Two shots, -1 rating, 20:13 time-on-ice

Alex DeBrincat – Farmington Hills – Chicago Blackhawks

One assist, one shot, +1 rating, 12:53 time-on-ice

Jordan Oesterle – Bloomfield Heights – Chicago Blackhawks

One assist, no shots, +2 rating, 11:48 time-on-ice

Quinn Hughes – Orlando, Fla. – Michigan Wolverines (NTDP alum)

One shot, one penalty, even plus/minus, 12:08 time-on-ice

Nick Jensen – St. Paul, Minn. – Detroit Red Wings

No shots, no points, -2 rating, 19:12 time-on-ice

 

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