Slovakia vs. France Live Stream Ice Hockey

Slovakia vs France Live Stream Ice Hockey World Championships

HERNING, Slovakia (AP) — The United States dominated host Slovakia 4-0 for a second straight victory at the world ice hockey championship on Saturday.

The Czech Republic rallied from a goal down to beat Slovakia 3-2 in overtime, and South Korea’s debut at the championship was memorable for the wrong reason as it lost to Finland 8-1.

Also, France beat Belarus 6-2 to rebound from losing to Russia 7-0 on Friday in Group A in Copenhagen. Latvia outlasted Norway to win 3-2 in overtime, and Switzerland prevailed over Austria 3-2, also in overtime.

After an opening win over favorite Canada in a shootout, the U.S. had an easier time against Slovakia.

After saving 40 shots against Canada, goalie Keith Kinkaid was outstanding again, finishing with a 20-shot shutout.

”I felt pretty sharp today,” Kinkaid said. ”Maybe even sharper than yesterday.”

Will Butcher and Chris Kreider each had a goal and an assist.

Butcher wristed the first goal over the shoulder of goalie Frederik Andersen in the first period.

Kreider deflected a slap shot by Quinn Hughes on a power play to double the lead in the second, and Cam Atkinson made it 3-0 on a rebound.

The U.S. killed Slovakia’s two-man advantage in that period.

”It was a good job by us to finish out,” Kreider said.

Nick Jensen finished the scoring in the final period.

In Copenhagen, Dmitrij Jaskin scored the winner for the Czechs in overtime that was forced by a goal from Martin Necas with 10 seconds to go in regulation.

Sebastian Aho scored twice and added two assists for Finland. His NHL teammate Teuvo Teravainen also had a goal and three assists.

”We’ve been playing together a couple years now, we know our game pretty good, and we know where we are on the ice,” Teravainen said. ”We just try to make some plays and have some fun.”

Canada-born Matt Dalton in the South Korea goal made 37 saves.

”You cannot give up three short-handed goals,” Dalton said. ”It’s a different level.”

South Korea next faces Canada.

Latvia’s Rudolfs Balcers scored just 24 seconds into overtime to settle their match with Norway in Herning.

Anders Bastiansen and Alexander Bonsaksen established a 2-0 lead for Norway before Balcers reduced the deficit with his first goal and Rodrigo Abols equalized in the third period.

Enzo Corvi scored the winner for Switzerland with 1:42 remaining against Austria in Copenhagen.

Nino Niederreiter and Gaetan Haas also had a goal each for a Swiss 2-0 lead.

With eight minutes remaining in the second, Austria defenseman Steven Strong received a hit from Sven Andrighetto and was taken off on a stretcher.

Dominic Zwerger scored the first goal for Austria on the subsequent power play and Manuel Ganahl equalized in the final period, forcing overtime.

Finland vs Denmark live Hockey

Team Finland head coach Bill Peters said after Sunday’s win over Korea that goaltender Curtis McElhinney will start Monday against Denmark.

It will not, however, be a battle between Toronto Maple Leaf goaltenders, as Sebastian Dahm will start for Denmark instead of Frederik Andersen.

Watch Finland vs. Denmark LIVE on TSN1, TSN3 and TSN4 at 2pm et/11am et.

McElhinney made 22 saves to pick up a shutout in a 10-0 win. Finland’s other goaltender, Darcy Kuemper, allowed four goals on 22 shots against the United States in an eventual 5-4 shootout loss.

By going back to back with McElhinney Sunday and Monday, Peters adjusts the rotation so the Finland game would be McElhinney’s next weekend, with Keumper potentially playing against Norway Thursday, Rishaug tweeted.

Andersen started the first two games of the tournament for the host nation, who currently sit at 0-1-0-1. Denmark defeated Germany 3-2 in overtime in their opening game last week and fell 4-0 to the USA over the weekend.

Andersen, who ranked fifth in the NHL this season with 38 wins, has a .925 save percentage and a 2.88 goals-against average through two games. The 28-year-old outstarted McElhinney 66-15 in the Maple Leafs’ crease this season, but the Canadian held the edge in save percentage .934-.918.

Dahm, 31, spent this season with the Iserlohn Roosters in Germany, posting a 17-17 record with a .921 save percentage and a 2.71 goals-against average. He started five games for Denmark at the worlds last year, posting a .897 save percentage with a 2.93 goals-against average.

USA vs Latvia Live

USA Latvia live score (and video online live stream*) starts on 10.5.2018. at 14:15 UTC time at Jyske Bank Boxen stadium, Herning, Denmark in World Championship, Group B – International. Here on SofaScore livescore you can find all USA vs Latvia previous results sorted by their H2H matches. Links to USA vs. Latvia video highlights are collected in the Media tab for the most popular matches as soon as video appear on video hosting sites like Youtube or Dailymotion. We’re not responsible for any video content, please contact video file owners or hosters for any legal complaints.

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NAME: USA – Latvia
DATE: May 10, 2018
TIME: 14:15 UTC
VENUE: Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning , Denmark

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NCAA Men’s Golf Championship 2018 Live

Full fields, seeds for 2018 NCAA Division I men’s golf regionals

The 2018 NCAA Division I men’s golf regional fields were revealed Wednesday. In all, 81 teams and 45 individuals will compete in six regional championships, each set for May 14-16. Three of the regionals will host 13 teams and 10 individuals while the other three will have 14 teams and five individuals apiece.

The six regional sites are the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C.; the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas; the Scarlet Course/OSU Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio; Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.; the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.; The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton, Calif.

From each regional site, the low five teams and low individual not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club on May 25-30 in Stillwater, Okla.

Here are those regional fields (Golfweek/Sagarin ranking in parentheses):
Raleigh Regional

Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh, N.C.

1. Georgia Tech (8)
2. California (5)
3. Texas (18)
4. Arizona State (17)
5. Duke (29)
6. North Carolina State (35)
7. Liberty (38)
8. Missouri (36)
9. Santa Clara (51)
10. Campbell (62)
11. Middle Tennessee State (73)
12. Augusta (111)
13. Davidson (194)
14. Iona (262)

INDIVIDUALS

1. Dawson Armstrong, Lipscomb
2. Mark Lawrence, Virginia Tech
3. Conor Purcell, Charlotte
4. Alex Weiss, Marshall
5. Brendan MacDougall, High Point

Bryan Regional

The Traditions Club, Bryan, Texas

1. Texas A&M (3)
2. Baylor (11)
3. Clemson (16)
4. Kentucky (24)
5. UCLA (28)
6. Ole Miss (31)
7. South Carolina (46)
8. San Francisco (52)
9. Georgia (47)
10. Mississippi State (60)
11. North Carolina-Wilmington (71)
12. Northern Colorado (150)
13. Bradley (167)

INDIVIDUALS

1. Michael Perras, Houston
2. Mitchell Meissner, Rice
3. Blake Elliott, McNeese State
4. Zander Lozano, Texas-San Antonio
5. Mario Carmona, Rice
6. Hunter Eichhorn, Marquette
7. Lewis George, Central Arkansas
8. Jake Brown, Indiana
9. Matt Murlick, Marquette
10. Michael Sass, College of Charleston

Columbus Regional

Scarlet Course/OSU Golf Course, Columbus, Ohio

1. Oklahoma State (1)
2. Illinois (12)
3. Texas Tech (14)
4. UNLV (20)
5. Wake Forest (23)
6. Northwestern (40)
7. Penn State (34)
8. Tennessee (43)
9. Louisville (49)
10, Jacksonville (66)
11. Michigan State (69)
12. Yale (125)
13. Cleveland State (200)

INDIVIDUALS

1. Kyle Mueller, Michigan
2. Matthew Naumec, Boston College
3. Alex Schaake, Iowa
4. Patrick Flavin, Miami (Ohio)
5. David Kocher, Maryland
6. Daniel Wetterich, Ohio State
7. Peter Knade, Maryland
8. Jacob Poore, Northern Kentucky
9. Zach Schroeder, Fort Wayne
10. Nick Wilkins, Morehead State

Kissimmee Regional

Reunion Resort, Kissimmee, Fla.

1. Vanderbilt (2)
2. Florida (10)
3. North Carolina (19)
4. South Florida (22)
5. Kent State (30)
6. Arizona (33)
7. Purdue (45)
8. Colorado State (39)
9. Saint Mary’s (Calif.) (48)
10. UCF (58)
11. Coastal Carolina (83)
12. Jacksonville State (144)
13. Georgetown (148)
14. Central Connecticut State (229)

INDIVIDUALS

1. Steven Fisk, Georgia Southern
2. R.J. Keur, UAB
3. Yannick Schutz, South Alabama
4. Billy Tom Sargent, Western Kentucky
5. Saptak Talwar, Sacred Heart

Norman Regional

Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, Norman, Okla.

1. Oklahoma (4)
2. Auburn (9)
3. Arkansas (15)
4. Florida State (27)
5. North Florida (26)
6. Pepperdine (25)
7. BYU (41)
8. Virginia (53)
9. San Diego State (50)
10. Nevada (55)
11. Sam Houston State (70)
12. UMKC (122)
13. Navy (214)
14. Prairie View A&M (269)

INDIVIDUALS

1. Ian Snyman, North Texas
2. McClure Meissner, SMU
3. Peyton Wilhoit, Southern Illinois
4. Chris Korte, Denver
5. Tanner Napier, Arkansas State

Stockton Regional

The Reserve at Spanos Park, Stockton, Calif.

1. LSU (6)
2. Alabama (7)
3. Stanford (13)
4. USC (21)
5. Oregon (37)
6. TCU (32)
7. Colorado (44)
8. Kansas (42)
9. Kennesaw State (56)
10. Iowa State (54)
11. North Carolina-Greensboro (91)
12. UC Irvine (130)
13. North Dakota State (181)

INDIVIDUALS

1. Carl Yuan, Washington
2. Riley Elmes, Loyola Marymount
3. Vinnie Murphy, Grand Canyon
4. Felix Mory, Cal State Northridge
5. Blake Tomlinson, Utah
6. Charles Corner, UTEP
7. Henry Lee, Washington
8. Jeremy Gandon, Kansas State
9. Ryan Han, UC Davis
10. Michael Christifulli, Siena

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The Navy men’s golf team will travel to the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla. for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regional Championships from May 14-16. The Midshipmen are the No. 13 seed in the 14-team region.

Navy, guided by Patriot League Coach of the Year Pat Owen, won its seventh League golf championship and first since 2012, last weekend to claim an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional Championships. The Mids shot a 31-over par 895 at the par-72, 7,091 Saucon Valley Country Club Grace Course over the two-day, 54-hole tournament.

Mids’ freshman Charlie Musto fired a 2-under par 214 during last weekend’s Patriot League Men’s Golf Championship to claim the individual title. Musto earned Patriot League Golfer and Rookie of the Year, becoming the first to accomplish the feat since 2014. Junior teammate Griffin Peters shot a 6-over par 222 to finish fourth overall. Both were first-team all-League selections.

Navy is the No. 13 seed and will compete in the Norman Regional with top-seed and defending national champion Oklahoma. No. 2 Auburn, No. 3 Arkansas, No. 4 Florida State, No. 5 North Florida, No. 6 Pepperdine, No. 7 BYU, No. 8 Virginia, No. 9 San Diego State, No. 10 Nevada, No. 11 Sam Houston State, No. 12 UMKC and No. 14 Prairie View A&M will also compete in the Norman Regional.

Overall 81 teams and 45 individuals will compete in six different regions, also including Raleigh, N.C., Bryan, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Kissimmee, Fla. and Stockton, Calif. Thirty teams and six individuals will advance from the regional sites to the national championships to be played May 25-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship 2018 Live

2018 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament bracket released, Maryland the top seed for third straight year

Sunday night, the field was announced for the 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse during ESPNU’s live studio show. For the third straight year, the Maryland Terrapins claimed the top seed as they seek to repeat as national champions. The Great Danes of Albany came in as the No. 2 seed, followed by No. 3 Yale and No. 4 Duke to round out the top four seeds.

Johns Hopkins, which won the Big Ten tournament, got the No. 5 seed, followed by the Patriot League’s top dog (greyhound) Loyola. Notre Dame, arguably the hottest team heading into the NCAA tournament, will play host to Denver as the seventh overall seed. The final hosting spot in the tournament went to Syracuse, which will welcome fellow New York squad Cornell to the Carrier Dome.

Canisius and Robert Morris will play in Wednesday’s play-in game for a chance to face the Terps. Richmond, who many thought would be in the opening round instead of Bobby Mo, will instead take on Albany.

The Virginia Cavaliers make their triumphant return to the post season (their first appearance since 2015) and will face Loyola in a night game in Baltimore. The Wahoos took down Loyola in dramatic fashion to open the season, winning with a Dox Aitken double-overtime goal. The winner of that matchup will take on the victor of Yale and UMass in the quarterfinal round in Hempstead.

Big East champ Georgetown will travel to Charm City to face the Blue Jays, and Villanova – the last team to squeak in off the bubble – has to road trip to Duke.

Below is the full bracket:

All of the games will be broadcast on ESPNU and the WatchESPN app.

Here is the full schedule:

Saturday, May 12

12pm: No. 3 Yale vs. UMass

2:15pm: No. 4 Duke vs. Villanova

5pm: No. 2 Albany vs. Richmond

7:15pm: No. 6 Loyola (Md.) vs Virginia

Sunday, May 13

12pm: No. 1 Maryland vs. Canisius/Robert Morris

2:15pm: No. 7 Notre Dame vs. Denver

5pm: No. 5 Johns Hopkins vs. Georgetown

7:15pm: No. 8 Syracuse vs Cornell

indycar 500 live

Monday IndyCar test results: Tony Kanaan leads Indy 500 test session

Tony Kanaan showed on Monday that he still knows his way around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Kanaan, at 43 the oldest driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season, was fastest in Monday’s open test at the 2.5-mile oval for drivers with previous Indianapolis 500 experience. The 2013 Indy 500 winner and driver of the No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet posted a top lap of 226.181 mph to lead the 21-car field following six hours of on-track activity.

“Every year we come back (to Indianapolis) the first day, everybody has a huge smile on their faces,” Kanaan said. “I love it, I love this place. I mean, it’s magical. I wish we could do this every race.

“It was a beautiful day out there. Got a lot of laps in, a lot of learning to do.”

Simon Pagenaud was second fastest in the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, at 225.910 mph, with Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian’s Marco Andretti third at 225.637. While all the drivers’ best laps were aided by aero tows from cars in front of them, Kanaan also racked up the fastest non-tow lap of 223.240 mph.

Always such a pleasure to drive here,” said Pagenaud, looking to add to his two IndyCar Grand Prix wins on the IMS road course with an Indianapolis 500 victory on the iconic oval. “Having the opportunity to be one of those drivers to hit the track 240 miles an hour, it’s pretty cool. We did a lot of work today. It was really a good day of testing. Great day, great conditions for testing as well.”

The open test allowed drivers and teams to become acclimated with the 2018 Indy car and its universal aero kit in superspeedway trim, in advance of the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 27.

More than 1,800 laps were turned as teams ran alone and in small groups to better understand the nuances of the new package.

“I think it was pretty smooth,” Kanaan said. “You saw everybody came up to speed pretty fast, which is pretty remarkable, in my opinion. To me, it was a lot quicker down the straightaways, which was quite fun. It was like back in the day.

“You definitely feel the speed going down the straightaway. You have to hang on into the corners. A little bit different, to be honest, but fun.”

The test day also featured the return to IMS of Helio Castroneves. The three-time Indy 500 winner has shifted gears to racing full time this season for Team Penske’s sports-car operation, but team owner Roger Penske promised Castroneves the opportunity to return to IndyCar this May and bid again to join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only four-time champions of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Castroneves placed 10th on the test speed chart with a lap of 224.673 mph in the No. 3 Pennzoil Team Penske Chevrolet, but he was giddy to be back in the surroundings that have treated him so well in his two-decade Indy car career.

“It’s great to be back … awesome,” said Castroneves, who will join Kanaan as a 43-year-old on May 10.

“It’s like you’re playing with your old toy that (you) miss so bad,” he said. “It’s really great to be back in IndyCar. Twenty years I’ve been doing it, so the details, I’m like, ‘Hey, I remember this.'”

Indianapolis 500 Live

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The crowds will be at Indianapolis Motor Speedway soon enough. For this past week though, IndyCar drivers had the opportunity to get reacquainted with the track through testing on the oval.

“I’ve been here a couple times over the course of winter,” said 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato, “but never in the cockpit where you can see it visually. I flashed back to last year. It was an incredible feeling.”

“Incredible to be here and turn laps at 230 miles per hour,” added Simon Pagenaud. “That’s always special for a race car driver.”

It’s a special return to IndyCar for Helio Castroneves, driving the familiar “Yellow Submarine” Pennzoil Chevy for Team Penske.

“It’s like you’re laying with your old Toy,” said Castroneves, on getting back into an IndyCar. “It’s really great to be back and start talking about 20 years I’ve been doing it, details where I’m like ‘hey, I remember this.’”

Memory won’t do much good for a group of three Indy 500 rookies though.

“(Tuesday) was my first day here in Indianapolis with the IndyCar,” explained Matheus Leist. “Pretty happy with the performance, I think.

“Pretty excited and looking forward to the month of May.”

One thing fans can look forward to on the track this month is the new IndyCar. A sleeker design has led to noticeable changes on road and street courses, but maybe not as much on the 2.5 mile IMS oval.

“I don’t think it’s that different, and I think that’s a good thing,” said Josef Newgarden. “I think the race has been phenomenal at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. People don’t want it to change, and I don’t think it’s gonna change too much. ”

Last week also saw the return of Danica Patrick to an IndyCar. In seven career Indy 500’s, Patrick finished in the top 10 six times. Hoping for similar success this year, the newest Ed Carpenter Racing driver is taking things slowly.

“Everything’s felt pretty good,” said Patrick. “Even if all I do is just drive around with really nominal changes all day and keep feeling it, feeling it, feeling it, that is a successful day because that’s building confidence, not breaking it.”

Nothing that should break her confidence so far through one week of testing. For now, the IndyCar drivers put the 500 on pause as the Grand Prix takes over IMS this coming weekend.

American Idol 2018 Live

AMERICAN IDOL 2018 LIVE TOUR Coming To Washington Pavilion

After a monumental return to television in 2018, “American Idol” announces it’s taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, and has chosen the Washington Pavilion to host a concert on August 24 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale starting May 9, 2018.

The show will feature this season’s talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 “American Idol” winner, Kris Allen. The 40+ city tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 11 in Redding, CA and wrap on Sunday, September 16 in Washington, DC. More tour information is available at AmericanIdolLive.com.

Washington Pavilion tickets will go on sale as follows:

May 9, 2018 10:00 a.m. Pavilion donors
May 10, 2018 10:00 a.m. Pavilion members and subscribers
May 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. Public

Tickets for the three month tour are available at the Washington Pavilion Box Office, online at washingtonpavilion.org, or by calling (605) 367-6000.

Joining the tour on select dates is In Real Life, winner of ABC’s 2017 summer reality competition show “Boy Band.” In Real Life has released three singles: “Eyes Closed,” their current top 40 hit, “Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)” and “How Badly,” marking their first foray into singing in Spanish.

VIP packages will be available to give fans the chance to purchase prime seats and meet and greets with the cast.

Produced by Faculty Productions in conjunction with CORE Media Group, American Idol Live! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with this season’s Top 7 finalists, including this year’s newly crowned Idol, and brings your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you can’t miss.

“American Idol” airs live coast-to-coast on Sundays at 7 p.m. CST on the ABC Television Network.

The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and the Community Learning Center ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to entertain, inspire, educate and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here. For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-7397 or, (toll free) at 1-877-Wash Pav or visit our website at www.washingtonpavilion.org.

Players Championship live 2018

Players Championship preview: Tiger Woods, Jason Day headline ‘fifth major’ field

The PGA Tour heads to one of its most popular stops this week for The Players Championship, long considered golf’s fifth major.

Boasting one of the strongest fields, on a course long dubbed one of the more entertaining in golf, The Players provides plenty of drama with so many risk-reward holes down the stretch.

Over the last 16 years, 16 different golfers have won The Players, with Tiger Woods (2001, 2013) the only to have won multiple times in the new millennium.

MORE: It will be fun for both of us – Tiger Woods excited to play next to Phil Mickelson at Sawgrass

In 2015, Rickie Fowler showcased the tournament’s volatile nature while sprinting to victory despite trailing Sergio Garcia by five strokes with just six holes to play. With birdies on 13, 15, 17 and 18, and an eagle on the par-5 16th, Fowler earned an unlikely spot in the playoff, where he ultimately outdueled Kevin Kisner for his biggest win to date.

Jason Day, winner twice this year, including last week at the Wells Fargo Championship, won here in 2016 to cement his status among the game’s elite.
The Course

TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course), a 7,189-yard, par 72 designed by Pete Dye in Florida’s wetlands. With five reachable par 5s and a number of short par 4s, Sawgrass offers plenty of birdie opportunities. But ever since the tournament’s move to May, the course has been firmer and faster at the time of the tournament, forcing higher scores.

The famed island green par-3 17th remains among the most iconic holes in the world. Though only 130 yards, or less, it is one of the trickiest greens to hit in regulation.
Defending Champion

Si Woo Kim, at 21-years-old, became the youngest player to win The Players after a bogey-free final round gave him a three-shot win over Ian Poulter. Though he has battled back injuries since his Players win, Kim recently finished runner up at the RBC Heritage.
Favourites

The usual suspects of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Day and Sergio Garcia are all in the field this week. Others such as Hideki Matsuyama and Brooks Koepka are trying to rediscover their form after injury setbacks.

Johnson and McIlroy haven’t enjoyed a great deal of success on this course, but Day, Fowler and Garcia are always threats at TPC Sawgrass.
Sleepers

Chesson Hadley has been in form ever since his late Web.com Tour run last fall helped secure his PGA Tour card. Hadley has five top-7 finishes already this season.

Francesco Molinari is a notoriously streaky player, and coming off three top-20 finishes in his last four starts bodes well for his chances this week.

Germany vs South Korea Live

Having lost their first two games in penalty shootouts, Germany’s national ice hockey team came into Monday’s Group B match looking to take away all three points and put themselves put themselves on course for a possible berth in the quarterfinals of this Ice Hockey World Championship in Denmark. However, they were up against a much tougher opponent than either the hosts or Norway – in the form of the United States – and came up short, losing the contest 3-0.

Head coach Marco Sturm will have liked a lot of what he saw in the first 20 minutes, with the Germans looking much sharper than they had against their previous two opponents in Herning. However, they only got out of the period with a scoreless draw due to the strong play of netminder Niklas Treutle, who made 11 saves, including what must have been the save of the tournament so far.

The Germans came out of the dressing room for the second hoping to build on that performance, but they quickly got themselves into trouble by taking four consecutive minor penalties. Treutle continued his heroics in the German net, thwarting the American forwards’ efforts over and over – until midway through the period.

It took an almost perfect shot to finally beat Treutle, and it came late in a 5-on-3 powerplay for the United States. Patrick Kane beat the German netminder over his left shoulder with a one timer from the faceoff circle to his left to give the Americans a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute of the second period.

The next goal followed just over two minutes later, with Germany yet again on the penalty kill. This time it was Derek Ryan who beat Treutle from close range, while defenseman Moritz Müller was cooling his jets in the sinbin after getting called for hooking.

Germany finally got their first chance on the power play a few minutes later, but never seriously troubled the American goalie, Keith Kincaid.

In the third period, the Germans gave a better account of themselves, and the fact that they stayed out of the penalty box probably had a lot to do with it. Approaching the halfway mark of the period, the Germans had even created a few scoring chances, but were unable to beat Kincaid.

Third US goal seals the deal

In the 10th minute though, the Americans added a third goal, which pretty much came out of nowhere. It started with Jonas Mülller carelessly coughing up the puck deep in his own zone. Kane picked up the biscuit behind the German net and passed it into the slot to Alex Debrincat, who one-timed it into the basket.

So Marco Sturm’s men who surprised everybody by winning the silver medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics just over two months ago, go into Wednesday’s game against South Korea needing a win to keep their slim hopes of reaching the quarterfinals alive. Sturm, who has a much younger team in Denmark than he had in Korea, will be encouraged by the fact that this was Germany’s best of their first three games. Ironically though, it was the first in which they failed to earn even a single point.

Jost scored twice and Curtis McElhinney stopped 25 shots for the shutout as Germany routed South Korea 10-0 on Sunday in Group B action at the men’s world hockey championship. Edmundson and seven other players added goals for Germany’s first win of the tournament.

Both Jost and Edmundson were not in the lineup in Germany’s 5-4 shootout loss to the United States on Friday. Edmundson was a scratch and Jost was still en route to Denmark after the Colorado Avalanche, his club team, was eliminated from the NHL playoffs.

“It’s the first time we’ve had Edmundson in our lineup and Jost joined us late, so good to see them get some opportunity out there today,” said coach Bill Peters after the game.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Colton Parayko, Ryan O’Reilly, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Brayden Schenn, Connor McDavid and Jordan Eberle also scored for Germany. McElhinney made his first start in net after Darcy Kuemper was charged with the shootout loss in Germany’s first game of the tournament.

“He was good, he was solid,” said Peters. “It was good that we were able to get him in and he got some work, especially as the game wore on. I thought he got settled in and he handled pucks well. Something to build on for Mac, for sure.”

Germany plays host Denmark (1-0-0-1) on Monday and will likely be a goaltending matchup between McElhinney and his Toronto Maple Leafs creasemate, Frederik Andersen, who is a superstar in his hometown of Herning.

“He’s a big-time goaltender, so we’re going to have to make sure we’re in his eyes,” said Peters. “We’re going to have to make sure we score on seconds and thirds and it should be a real good atmosphere. We’re excited for the opportunity to play here in front of their fanbase.”

Coached by former NHL defenceman Jim Paek, South Korea is participating in top-level world championship action for the first time in history after earning promotion with a second-place finish at the 2017 IIHF Division 1A tournament. Icing a nearly identical lineup to the group that participated in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February, the Koreans opened their tournament with an 8-1 loss to Finland.

South Korea managed just nine shots on goal against Finland on Saturday, but matched that in the first period against Germany. McElhinney looked sharp early, staring down several quality scoring chances as the Koreans tried to keep pace with a Canadian team that has earned one silver and two gold medals in its past three world championship appearances.

Germany took a 2-0 lead into the dressing room after 20 minutes off goals from Nugent-Hopkins and Jost, then quickly took control on the power play early in the second. Parayko scored his second of the tournament on a 5-on-3 opportunity at the 1:07 mark of the second period, quickly followed by O’Reilly’s second of the tournament to make it 4-0 just 50 seconds later.

Back at even strength, Dubois made it 5-0 with his second of the tournament at the 2:32 mark of the second, prompting a time out by South Korea as Paek tried to settle down his overmatched squad, which was cheered on by a small but vocal group of fans at Jsyke Bank Boxen arena.

“I’m familiar with Hockey Germany with U17s, U18s and the world juniors,” said Dubois. “Coming here with the men’s national team, you learn a lot from these guys. You play against them during the season in the NHL, but to play with them, you see a completely different side from them and it’s a really good time for me to learn.”

After hitting the post on a power play in the first period, Schenn scored his first goal of the tournament at 7:33, giving Germany a 6-0 lead. Late in the second, Jost scored his second of the game 18 seconds before Edmundson added his first of the tournament to make the score 8-0.

Goaltender Matt Dalton, who has been playing for the Korean national team since 2015, endured a very challenging set of back-to-back games. After facing 45 shots from Finland on Saturday, the 31-year-old native of Kitchener, Ont., was pulled in favour of Sungje Park with 3:18 left to play in the second period after giving up eight goals on 40 Germany shots.

Park stopped eight of 10 shots he faced in 23:18 of game action. McDavid scored his first of the tournament to make it 9-0 at 4:40 of the third before Eberle tallied his first to bump the score into double digits at 8:55.

Four Canadian players had three point games — McDavid, with a goal and two assists, and three rookies. Jost added a third-period assist to his two goals, Dubois had a goal and two assists and Mat Barzal had three assists.

In later games on Sunday in Herning, Norway slipped past Germany in a 5-4 shootout win for their first win of the tournament before Finland rolled past Latvia 8-1.

In Group A action in Copenhagen, Russia routed Austria 7-0 before the defending world champions from Sweden edged the Czech Republic 3-2 and Switzerland blanked Slovakia 2-0.