Zach Parise scored the game-winning goal with 8:56 remaining to lift the United States to a 6-4 win over Germany at the IIHF World Championship at the Metro Centre last night.

It was the New Jersey Devils forward’s second goal of the game and came on the power play after German blue-liner Sebastian Osterloh took a costly checking-to-the-head penalty.

Dustin Brown added an empty-net goal with 1:36 to go. Jason Pominville, James Wisniewski and Patrick O’Sullivan rounded out the scoring for the United States.

Florida Panthers goaltender Craig Anderson, filling in for an injured Tim Thomas, was pulled after allowing four goals on nine shots. Former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Robert Esche replaced him, stopping all six shots he faced.

German goalie Dimitrij Patzold made 36 stops.

At Quebec City, Sweden bounced back from a tough loss to Switzerland and thumped Denmark 8-1.

Tony Martensson had two goals and an assist, while Mattias Weinhandl added a goal and three assists.
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made his tournament debut, stopping 17 shots.

The Czech Republic thumped Switzerland 5-0. Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Tomas Kaberle had a goal and an assist, as did Martin Erat and Patrick Elias. Tomas Fleischmann and Jiri Novotny chipped in with singles, and goaltender Milan Hnilicka needed just 12 saves to record the shutout.

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