Easy win for USA
Three points by Backes in 6-2 win
USA had an easy night when they defeated France 6-2. David Backes scored one goal and two assists to give USA a 3-0 lead. USA also made it 4-0 before France was allowed back into the game and Yorick Treille and Pierre Edouard Bellemare put France on the score board.
France's Benoit Quessandier was sent off with a game misconduct for slashing in the first period and USA had a lot of power plays in this game. Shots on goal were 41-16 in favour of Team USA.
USA will tomorrow play Russia in a group final.
USA - France 6-2 (2-0,3-2,1-0)
1-0 (4:02) Kyle Okposo (D Backes) PP
2-0 (10:38) David Backes (TJ Oshie, R Suter) PP2
3-0 (24:51) Ryan Shannon (D Backes, M Niskanen)
4-0 (27:29) Keith Ballard (K Okposo, Z Bogosian)
4-1 (29:41) Yorick Treille (J Zwikel, L Meunier) PP
5-1 (30:31) Patrick O'Sullivan (D Brown)
5-2 (31:47) Pierre Edouard Bellemare (L Meunier, F Lhenry) PP
6-2 (49:55) Jack Johnson (JM Liles, D Brown) PP2
Story added on 1st May 2009 at 20:22 GMT
Story submitted by: Fredrik Pålsson.