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Gionta scores in U.S. win over Finland

Wednesday, 05.08.2013 / 4:00 PM / News
By Eric Marin


Stephen Gionta
scored his first goal of the 2013 IIHF World Championship on Wednesday, helping to lead Team USA to a 4-1 preliminary round victory over Finland in Helsinki.

Craig Smith notched a hat trick for the Americans, who improved to 3-1. John Gibson made 31 saves in the win.

Gionta's goal gave the U.S. a 3-1 lead at 11:29 of the third period. He collected a pass from Nate Thompson and beat Antti Raanta from the left circle while fellow Devil Ryan Carter set a screen in front.

Both Gionta and Carter were plus-1 as Team USA erased a 1-0 first-period deficit with four unanswered goals. The Americans are back in action Saturday when they face France.

Henrik Tallinder and Sweden (3-1) routed Norway, 5-1, in Stockholm on Wednesday. Tallinder has a game-winning goal, an assist and is a plus-4 in four contests.

Ilya Kovalchuk led the tournament with five goals and seven points entering Wednesday's action. He has multi-point efforts in each of Russia's first three games, including a goal and assist against the U.S. on Tuesday.

Russia (3-0) looks to continue its winning streak in Thursday's meeting with France.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
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10 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
11 NYR 21 9 8 4 60 62 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 21 8 10 3 59 66 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 22 3 10 -2 13
M. Cammalleri 16 8 4 4 12
A. Henrique 16 6 6 4 12
M. Ryder 22 4 7 3 11
M. Zidlicky 22 3 8 -2 11
P. Elias 22 2 9 -8 11
T. Zajac 22 4 4 -2 8
D. Severson 22 4 4 2 8
E. Gelinas 18 2 5 3 7
T. Ruutu 21 5 1 2 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 9 9 2 .916 2.56
S. Clemmensen 0 0 1 .852 4.71