US put five past Finland, Norway score 12

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard was the United States hero as he shut out Finland to lead his team to a 5-0 victory at the world championship in Helsinki on Sunday.

Eurosport

In Stockholm, Norway turned on the style to rack up the biggest score of the tournament by beating Germany 12-4.

The US defence had a good day, restricting the Finns to just 18 shots, which Howard dealt with comfortably.

They were equally effective at the other end of the ice, firing five times past Finland's Kari Lehtonen in front of his home fans.

The win vaulted the U.S. into second place in group H, three points behind Canada and one ahead of the Finns.

In the day's other game in the group, Slovakia edged out Switzerland 1-0 to tighten their grip on fourth place.

Patrick Thoresen notched a hat-trick as Norway rattled a dozen goals past Germany in group S in Stockholm.

Thoresen netted his third during a six-goal second period blitz which finished with the Norwegians 9-1 up and the Germans in disarray.

Earlier in the day, Russia preserved their perfect record with a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Yevgeni Malkin scored his seventh goal of the tournament when he converted a powerplay to put Russia two up at the start of the second period.

The Russians top group S ahead of Sweden, the Czech Republic and Norway. The top four teams in each group have one game left to play.

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so that everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Win cash in one day fantasy football contests. Join now!

    Learn how to play

    Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
    Premier League £400 Tournament 102/228 £2 £400 In 9 minutes Enter
    PL £200 Tournament [£45 to 1st] 30/45 £5 £200 In 9 minutes Enter
    PL £1 Learn To Play [No Risk] 35/75 £1 £100 In 9 minutes Enter