EDMONTON — The United States recorded its second straight shutout at the world junior hockey championship on Tuesday, beating the Czech Republic 7-0.
Coming off an 11-0 win over Austria on Boxing Day, the U.S. improved to 2-0-0-1 (wins, overtime wins, overtime losses, regulation losses)
The Czech Republic, which upset Russia 2-0 on Sunday, is now 1-0-0-2.
American goaltender Spencer Knight made 22 saves for the shutout.
Bobby Brink and Trevor Zegras led the Americans with two goals apiece, while Arthur Kaliyev and Cole Caufield and Matthew Boldy also scored. Zegras and Cam York added three assists apiece.
Canada was scheduled to face Switzerland, while Russia was slated to battle Austria later Tuesday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 29, 2020.
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