USA 4, Kazakhstan 3 OT

Friday, 05.16.2014 / 12:38 PM ET
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2014 IIHF World Championships Blog
USA 4, Kazakhstan 3 OT

Matt Donovan and Brock Nelson each found the scoresheet as Team USA edged Team Kazakhstan 4-3 in overtime Friday morning at the IIHF World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.

Donovan drilled a slap shot past Alexei Ivanov for his first goal of the tournament, which was also his first point. Nelson picked up an assist – his fifth point of the tournament – and was on the ice for three of Team USA’s four goals, including Seth Jones’ OT winner.

Jones scored two goals and added an assist in the preliminary affair, skating into the slot and releasing a wrist shot to push the Americans past the Kazaks at 1:05 of the sudden-death frame. The fourth-overall pick in last year’s draft also deposited his team’s second goal, powering a hard slap shot high-glove side.

Team USA led 3-2 after 40 minutes, but Kazakhstan tied the score with 6:50 to play in the final frame sending the game to OT. The win ended Team USA’s two-game losing streak improving their record to 3-2-0.

Team USA is back in action on Sunday morning, as they take on Team Finland at 9:45 a.m. eastern time.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 2 1 2 1 3
R. Strome 2 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 2 2 0 2 2
K. Okposo 2 1 1 1 2
J. Tavares 2 0 2 1 2
C. Clutterbuck 2 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 2 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 2 0 1 0 1
L. Visnovsky 2 0 1 3 1
F. Nielsen 2 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 1 1 0 .917 2.52

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