Helsinki, Finland (Sports Network) - Stephen Gionta and Bobby Butler scored
first-period goals to propel the United States to a 4-2 win over France at the
2013 World Hockey Championship.
Paul Stastny and David Moss put it away for the Americans with third-period
goals, as the U.S. improved to 4-1 in Group H play. A total of 10 players
collected points for the Americans, while Ben Bishop stopped 15 shots.
France, which pulled off a stunner in its last game on Thursday with a 2-1 win
over Russia, fell to 2-3 with Saturday's loss. Kevin Hecquefeuille and Yorick
Treille scored in defeat, while Cristobal Huet made 32 saves.
The Americans still have games against Germany and Slovakia to conclude Group
Also Saturday, Switzerland continued its surprising run with a 4-1 win over
Denmark to move one point ahead of Canada for first place in Group S. The
Swiss pulled out a 3-2 shootout win over Canada earlier in the tournament for
the one-point difference, as both nations have two games left in round-robin
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