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Bishkek (AKIpress) - The U.S. Men’s National Team defeat Kazakhstan, 4-3, in preliminary-round play at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, on May 16.
American Seth Jones scored twice -- including the game-winning goal in overtime -- and Craig Smith and Matt Donovan each had a goal.
Kazakhstan regained the lead just 1:21 into the middle frame when it scored off a turnover to make it 2-1, but Jones scored on a power play at 3:44 to bring the U.S. back to even. Following several quality chances that didn’t find the back of the net, Jones corralled the puck at the right point and blasted a shot over Ivanov’s glove, according to the USA Hockey.
Donovan gave the U.S. its first lead of the game, 3-2, when he wired a shot past Ivanov on a delayed penalty at 15:02. After Johnny Gaudreau drew the call, he wheeled around two players and managed to scoop the puck back to Donovan in the left circle.
Kazakhstan knotted the score at 3-3 with 6:50 remaining in the third frame to force overtime, setting the stage for Jones' game-winner.