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TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — The United States had to come from a goal down to outclass newcomer Hungary 7-1 for its second win at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday.
Canada had to do the same on the way to a 5-2 victory over Slovenia, the other newly promoted team in the top division.
Nick Bonino scored two goals for the Americans and Rocco Grimaldi had a goal and two assists in their Group A game at Nokia Arena in Tampere.
Americans Alex Tuch and Nick Bonino responded to Istvan Sofron’s goal to come back into the game in the opening period.
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Bonino added his second in the middle period on a power play and Cutter Gauthier made it 4-1 with a shot between the pads of goaltender Dominik Horvath.
Connor Mackey, Grimaldi and Luke Tuch finished the scoring with a goal each in the third period.
MacKenzie Weegar had a goal and two assists in the second three-point game for the Calgary Flames defenseman while Michael Carcone and Jack McBain had a goal and an assist for Canada.
After Jan Drozg’s goal put Slovenia ahead in the opening period, Canada answered with a three-goal second period in Group B in the Latvian capital Riga.
Carcone equalized with a wrist shot 1:13 into the frame, Pierre-Olivier Joseph rallied Canada to a 2-1 lead and Milan Lucic doubled the advantage on a power play.
Weegar and McBain had one each in the third before Drozg reduced the deficit to 5-2 with his second.
The United States next faces Germany on Monday while Canada plays Slovakia.
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Par Lindholm and Patrik Nemeth had a goal and assist each for Sweden to rout Austria 5-0 and Patrick Russell scored 1:43 into overtime for Denmark to edge France 4-3 in Group A.
In Group B, Dominik Kubalik scored twice on power plays to lead the Czech Republic over Kazakhstan 5-1 and Switzerland shut out Norway 3-0.
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