HANNOVER, Germany -- Team Canada beat the U.S. Men's National Select Team, 5-3, in the Deutschland Cup on Thursday. Scott King scored two goals for Canada, including the game-winner, and Jimmy Waite made 24 saves for Canada in front of 14,081 fans.
Canada will play Slovakia on Friday and the host German team on Sunday. Canada won their first game of the Deutschland Cup in a shootout, a game versus Switzerland known as the Swiss Challenge, by the score of 3-2 on Tuesday.
Canada jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the USA in the first period, as Pascal Trepanier scored on the power play at 8:30 and Brad Trapper netted a goal at 12:25. Eric Healey put Team USA on the board at 13:33, to make the score 2-1.
Canada's King scored his two goals before the first frame was over to take a comanding 4-1 lead after the 1st period of play.
At 9:13 of the second period, Randy Robitaille added one more for Canada, to go up 5-1 on the USA. Despite two late second-period goals, Team USA was not able to come back, and Canada took the game 5-3. Rick DiPietro made 20 saves in net for the U.S.