Canada routs Italy, U.S. edges Kazakhstan at Worlds
Minsk, Belarus (SportsNetwork.com) - Canada rolled past Italy and the United States claimed an overtime win against Kazakhstan in round-robin play Friday at the 2014 World Hockey Championship.
Cody Hodgson continued his hot streak with a pair of goals for Canada in a 6-1 win. He has five goals in the last two games after recording a hat trick in Thursday's 6-1 triumph over Denmark.
Brayden Schenn, Kyle Turris, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward also scored for the Canadians, who have won four straight after an opening-game loss to France. James Reimer made 21 saves in the lopsided victory.
The U.S. bounced back with a 4-3 win on Friday after suffering consecutive losses to Russia and Latvia. Seth Jones netted the overtime winner and added a second-period goal for the Americans, while Craig Smith and Matt Donovan also scored in the victory.
Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots, including a third-period penalty shot by Konstantin Romanov.
Finland is slated to play Switzerland and Sweden will take on Slovakia later Friday.
05/16 13:19:46 ET