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US Defeats Belarus 5-3

Thursday, 05.10.2012 / 12:38 PM ET
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2012 IIHF World Championship

Despite losing an early 2-0 lead, five scorers contributed goals to give the U.S. a 5-3 win over Belarus. Justin Abdelkader had a goal and assist while Max Pacioretty had two assists.

Kyle Okposo did not add to his tournament point total (two goals, one assist), but did lead US forwards in icetime.

"We've got a lot of work to do," said Pacioretty after. "We haven’t really put together a full game like we want. Once we do, we’ll be a very powerful team. We need to find a way to play for 60 minutes, and we’ll find success."

The win vaults the U.S. into third place of Group A with a 2-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record for eight points.

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HIGHLIGHTS: USA 5, BLR 3
Team USA got goals from five different players to beat Belarus 5-3 at the World Hockey Championship.

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 82 38 48 5 86
K. Okposo 60 18 33 -8 51
R. Strome 81 17 33 23 50
F. Nielsen 78 14 29 8 43
B. Nelson 82 20 22 6 42
A. Lee 76 25 16 9 41
J. Bailey 70 15 26 3 41
N. Leddy 78 10 27 18 37
J. Boychuk 72 9 26 15 35
T. Hamonic 71 5 28 15 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 38 17 4 .914 2.43
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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