Helsinki, Finland (Sports Network) - Justin Faulk scored his second goal of
the game with 22 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the United States to a
3-2 win over Kazakhstan at the 2012 World Championship.
Facing a winless Kazakhstan team, the Americans probably expected a far easier
game, considering they came away with a 10-0 victory in the previous meeting.
But Friday's contest required overtime when Talgat Zhailauov tied it with 4:06
left in regulation. Faulk, who put Team USA up 2-1 early in the third, won the
game off a feed from Max Pacioretty.
J.T. Brown potted the other American goal, while Richard Bachman stopped 17-
Vitali Kolesnik played well in defeat, recording 47 saves for Kazakhstan,
including 16 in a scoreless first period.
Brown and Konstantin Pushkaryov traded second-period tallies. Pushkaryov lit
the lamp while United States captain Jack Johnson served a charging penalty.
Later in Helsinki, Jeff Skinner and John Tavares both had a goal and an assist
as Canada beat Finland, 5-3, to move atop the group.
Evander Kane, Jordan Eberle and Alexandre Burrows also scored goals for the
Canadians, who moved one point ahead of Finland with 13. Cam Ward had 35 saves
in the win.
Kari Lehtonen allowed four goals on 25 shots for Finland, which has the same
number of wins (4) as Canada but one fewer point. Mikko Koivu, Jussi Jokinen
and Antti Pihlstrom each scored while Jokinen added an assist.
In Stockholm, Petr Caslava scored two goals and Jakub Stepanek stopped 20
shots for the Czech Republic in a 6-0 rout of Italy.
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