One day after being held to only a single goal on fifty shots on goal, Team USA took out their scoring frustration on a hapless Slovakia in a 10-0 rout for the team's first victory at the World U18 Championships.
It took just 1:09 for the US to get on the board with Troy Terry scoring the first goal of the game for the second consecutive game. The US built a 4-0 lead by the end of the first period, while only allowing four shots on goal.
The second period was even uglier as the US eliminated any doubt of the outcome. The Americans scored six goals in the first 10:30 of the period to take a commanding 10-0 lead, while the Slovakians once again, could only manage four shots on goal in the period.
They finally backed off in the third period, which was scoreless for both sides.
Team USA's Auston Matthews scored two goals and three assists, factoring on the scoring in five of the first six US goals, giving him 107 points on the season, to surpass a record of 102 points in an NTDP season set by Patrick Kane in 2005-2006.
The Americans will have tomorrow off and then continue pool play on Sunday with a game against Sweden at 11:00am EST. The win puts the US in a tie with Slovakia for second place in their group, though they now hold the head-to-head tiebreaker, as well as a healthy margin in goal differential.