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Finland tops US, Canada defeats Slovakia at hockey worlds

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TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Sakari Manninen scored and added two assists for host Finland to beat the United States 4-1 and keep a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship. After Mikael Granlund gave Finland a 1-0 lead on a power play in the opening period, Valtteri Filppula and Manninen used a five-minute power play to increase the lead to 3-0. Mikko Lehtonen scored late for the Finns while Alex Galchenyuk scored the consolation goal for the Americans in Group B in Tampere. In Group A in Helsinki, Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals to spark defending champion Canada to 5-1 over Slovakia for a third straight victory. 

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