Team USA won its third consecutive game Monday at the men’s world hockey championships, defeating Germany 3-0.
Goaltender Keith Kinkaid (New Jersey Devils) stopped 36 saves for his second consecutive shutout, leading Team USA, which leads Group B with eight points (three wins, one in overtime).
Alex DeBrincat (Farmington Hills/Chicago Blackhawks) had a goal, along with Patrick Kane and Derek Ryan. Quinn Hughes (Michigan) earned an assist.
Kane broke a 0-0 deadlock and assisted on the other two goals.
Germany goalie Niklas Treutle didn’t allow the U.S. to score from 11 shots on goal in the first period. Treutle’s teammates also killed three penalties in the second period. Kane finally made the breakthrough midway through the game on another power play with a one-timer to the roof of the net.
“It was a great pass from Johnny (Gaudreau), it was fun to be on the receiving end of that one,” Kane said.
“It was a big goal. Zero-zero against a team like Germany that came out really strong and they kind of hanged around there.”
The Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin (four shots, 20 minutes of ice time) and Nick Jensen (no shots, 14:45 ice time) didn’t get on the scoresheet.
Team USA, coached by the Red Wings’ Jeff Blashill, plays Latvia Thursday (10:15 a.m./NHL Network).
Associated Press contributed to this report.