The United States took its second victory in the IIHF Men’s World Championship, beating Latvia on Sunday in Helsinki, Finland.
A couple of players with Minnesota ties contributed points. Tim Stapleton from Minnesota Duluth scored in the second period and also assisted on a goal, and Erik Johnson of Bloomington and the Gophers had an assist.
Bobby Butler also had a goal and an assist for the United States, and Ben Bishop made 19 saves.
On Tuesday, the U.S. will play Russia, which improved to 2-0 Sunday with the help of Ilya Kovalchuk’s hat trick. Switzerland stunned Canada in a penalty shootout to win 3-2 and improved to 2-0.
|Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon||4||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Samardzija||1|
|St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha||1||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez||3|
|Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse||5||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton||3|
|Toronto - WP: S. Delabar||3||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: M. Rzepczynski||2|
|LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver||11||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: D. Smyly||6|
|Atlanta - WP: A. Harang||6||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: J. Niese||0|
|Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman||8||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: J. Lackey||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: A. Warren||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. McGee||11|
|Seattle - LP: Y. Medina||4||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: S. Cishek||8|
|Chicago WSox - LP: F. Paulino||0||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: M. Perez||12|
|Minnesota - LP: R. Nolasco||0||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas||5|
|Philadelphia - LP: J. Pettibone||1||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: T. Chatwood||12|
|Houston||0||Top 4th Inning|
|San Francisco||0||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Arizona||0||Top 5th Inning|
|Dallas||1||2nd Prd 8:46|
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