|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Tuesday, May 7, 2019|
|U.S. Men Defeats Germany, 5-2, in Men’s World Exhibition|
DeBrincat nets game-winner; U.S. opens Men’s Worlds Friday May
Against host Slovakia
| MANNHEIM, Germany – Alex DeBrincat (Farmington Hills, Mich.) tallied three points, including the game-winning goal, and four other U.S. players scored as the U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Germany, 5-2, in its lone exhibition game ahead of the 2019 IIHF Men’s World Championship. “Germany made it hard on us and it was a real good test as we head into the world championship,” said Jeff Blashill, head coach of the 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team and also the head coach of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. “It was a great atmosphere here tonight and we appreciate the hospitality we’ve received while we’ve been in Mannheim.” The United States will open tournament play on Friday (May 10) against host Slovakia. Puck drop is slated for 8:15 p.m. local time (2:15 p.m. ET) and broadcast live in the U.S. on NHL Network. |
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NOTES: Johnny Gaudreau (Salem, N.J.) was named the U.S. Player of the Game … The U.S. outshot Germany, 31-25, went 0-for-2 on the powerplay and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. For game statistics, click here … Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.) is serving as captain of the U.S. Men’s National Team for the second consecutive year after helping lead the U.S. to a bronze medal a year ago in the world championship … The U.S. has medaled in three of the last six IIHF Men’s World Championships (bronze in 2013, 2015, 2018), its best medal stretch since the 1950s. … For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team, visit teamusa.usahockey.com/2019mensworlds … The official IIHF home of the 2019 IIHF Men’s World Championship is 2019.IIHFWorlds.com.
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