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US Edges Latvia In OT For Fourth-Straight 2018 Men’s World Championship Win

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HERNING, Denmark – Cam Atkinson (Riverside, Conn.) scored in overtime and Alex DeBrincat (Farmington Hills, Mich.) tallied two assists as the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team earned a 3-2 overtime victory over Latvia in preliminary round play of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship.

“Give credit to Latvia for a hard-fought game,” said Jeff Blashill, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team. “Every team in this tournament is dangerous and it’s nice to walk out of here with a win over a well-coached team. We have areas we can get better in and we have a group that’s capable of doing that as we get set for Korea tomorrow.”

The United States (2-2-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) is back in action tomorrow (May 11) when it faces Korea. Puck drop is set for 8:15 p.m. local time/2:15 p.m. ET live on NHL Network.

For the complete game recap, click here.

Team USA Schedule
2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship
Live on NHL Network

Date Opponent Location Time (Local/ET) Live Broadcast
May 1 Denmark
Exhibition KVIK Hockey Arena
Herning, Denmark W, 3-2 NA
May 4 Canada
Preliminary Round Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark W, 5-4 (SO) NHL Network
May 5 Denmark
Preliminary Round Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark W, 4-0 NHL Network
May 7 Germany
Preliminary Round Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark W, 3-0 NHL Network
May 10 Latvia
Preliminary Round Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark W, 3-2 (OT) NHL Network
May 11 Korea
Preliminary Round Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark 8:15 p.m./2:15 p.m. NHL Network
May 13 Norway
Preliminary Round Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark 4:15 p.m./10:15 a.m. NHL Network
May 15 Finland
Preliminary Round Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark 12:15 p.m./6:15 a.m. NHL Network
May 17 TBD
Quarterfinals TBD TBD NHL Network
May 19 TBD
Semifinals Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark 3:15 p.m./9:15 a.m.
7:15 p.m./1:15 p.m. NHL Network
May 20 TBD
Bronze-Medal Game Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark 3:45 p.m./9:45 a.m. NHL Network
May 20 TBD
Gold-Medal Game Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark 8:15 p.m./2:15 p.m. NHL Network
NOTES: Alex DeBrincat (Farmington Hills, Mich.) was named U.S. Player of the Game with two assists … For complete game stats, click here … Charlie McAvoy (Long Beach, N.Y./Boston Bruins) was added to the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team roster today. That press release can be found here, while the current 24-player roster, click here … Jeff Blashill (Detroit Red Wings) is serving as head coach for the second straight year … The staff and players of the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team are selected by Bill Zito (Columbus Blue Jackets), general manager of the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team along with members of the U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group that includes Stan Bowman (Chicago Blackhawks), David Poile (Nashville Predators), Ray Shero (New Jersey Devils), Dale Tallon (Florida Panthers), and Jeff Gorton (New York Rangers) … For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team, visit teamusa.usahockey.com/2018mensworlds … The official online home of the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship is 2018.IIHFWorlds.com … The U.S. has finished in the top four of the world championship in three of the last five years … USA Hockey’s international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams … NHL Network is the exclusive U.S. rightsholder for the tournament.

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