USA Edged by Finland at Worlds, 3-2

Team USA was defeated at the World Championship 3-2 by Finland earlier today. It was a frustrating loss, especially after the US seemed to be back on track after defeating Belarus on Saturday.

The US got goals from Frank Vatrano and Connor Murphy while Mike Condon made 19 saves. Auston Matthews, who is projected to be the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft assisted on the Vatrano goal.

The Finns got goals from Mikko Koivu and Antti Pihlstrom and a power play goal from Leo Komarov that turned out to be the game-decider.

For Devils involved in the game, Steve Santini had 13:52 of total ice time, David Warsofsky had three shots on goal and 16:13 of ice time and Miles Wood had 7:39 of ice time. Keith Kinkaid did not play, we will see if coach John Hynes decides to stick with Condon for the next game against France on Thursday or if he goes back to Kinkaid for that game.

Another Devil active in this tournament is Adam Larsson, who is suiting up for Team Sweden. In their 4-2 loss to the Czech Republic earlier today, Larsson had 21:57 of ice time, was a minus-2 and had two minutes of penalty time (a tripping call at 18:15 of the first period that the Swedes would get a shorthanded goal by Martin Lundberg on). Sweden’s other goal came off the stick of Robert Rosen. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves in the loss.

Larsson and Sweden next take on Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

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