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Red Wings' Nick Jensen scores in United States shutout of Denmark

Posted: 9:41 PM, May 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-06 01:41:24Z
Red Wings' Nick Jensen scores in United States shutout of Denmark

HERNING, Denmark (AP) -- The United States dominated host Denmark 4-0 for a second straight victory at the world ice hockey championship on Saturday.

After an opening win over favorite Canada in a penalty shootout, the U.S. had an easier time against Denmark.

After saving 40 shots against Canada, goalie Keith Kinkaid was outstanding again, finishing with a 20-shot shutout.

"I felt pretty sharp today," Kinkaid said. "Maybe even sharper than yesterday."

Will Butcher and Chris Kreider each had a goal and an assist.

Butcher wristed the first goal over the shoulder of goalie Frederik Andersen in the first period.

Kreider deflected a slap shot by Quinn Hughes on a power play to double the lead in the second, and Cam Atkinson made it 3-0 on a rebound.

The U.S. killed Denmark's two-man advantage in that period.

"It was a good job by us to finish out," Kreider said.

Nick Jensen finished the scoring in the final period.