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2014 World Juniors: Americans Use Power Play to Roll Past Slovakia

Team USA won their second game at the World Juniors with a 6-3 win over Slovkia.

Matt Grzelcyk was named player of the game for the United States
Matt Grzelcyk was named player of the game for the United States
Bruce Bennett

Team USA moved to 2-0-0-0 at the 2014 World Juniors tournament with a convincing 6-3 win over Slovakia on Saturday.

It was another balanced effort for the US squad, with six different players contributing the six goals. Jack Eichel, Danny O'Regan, Ryan Hartman, Matt Grzelcyk, Stefan Matteau, and Riley Barber all scored for the United States.

It was another strong effort for the United States on the power play, with their first three goals of the game coming on the man advantage, which allowed them to build an early 3-0 lead and cruise to victory. The penalty kill wasn't as sharp, allowing two Slovakian goals.

Jon Gillies started the game in goal for the US, and picked up his second win of the tournament, stopping 27 of 30 shots. Grzelcyk has named player of the game for the United States.

The win puts the United States in really good position for at least a top two finish in their group. The United States will next play Germany, who already has two losses by big margins in group play, on Sunday at 9:00am EST, in a game that can seen on NHL Network, or streamed for free online at