U.S. men’s hockey group bounced from IIHF World Championship

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The U.S. men’s hockey organisation was separated by Finland 2-0 in a IIHF World Championship quarterfinals Thursday, finale a six-game winning streak.

The U.S., that hasn’t won a universe pretension given 1960, unsuccessful to build on a new success of dual bronze medals from a final 4 universe championships.

The Americans rolled into a quarterfinals this week by commanding a organisation that enclosed Russia and Sweden.

The Finns hardly modernized out of their organisation (by one indicate over contest co-host France, that kick Finland 5-1) yet had a Americans’ series again. Remember, Finland dejected a U.S. 5-0 in a Sochi Olympic bronze-medal game.

None of a stars from Sochi played for possibly organisation on Thursday, though.

Finland’s Harri Sateri shut out a Americans. Sateri, 27, was a San Jose Sharks fourth-round breeze collect in 2008 yet has never played in a NHL. Full stats are here.

The U.S. register enclosed one Olympian — Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, who took a detriment Thursday — and a star in Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel. Eichel purebred 0 goals and 5 assists in 8 games during worlds.

It appears doubtful that Howard, Eichel or any NHL players will make Team USA subsequent year in PyeongChang with a league saying it will not attend in a Winter Games.

Finland advances to play Sweden in a worlds semifinals Saturday. Canada and Russia face off in a other semifinal.

All knockout turn games are streaming live on NBCSports.com/live and a NBC Sports app.

Canada, a 2010 and 2014 Olympic champion, is perplexing to turn a initial republic to win 3 true universe titles given a Czechs in 2001.

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