USA tops France at Worlds

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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 H play.

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 play.

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