US wins 4th straight in world hockey, beating Norway 2-1

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Tage Thompson had a goal and an assist and the United States won its fourth straight game in the world hockey championship, beating Norway 2-1. Jake Oettinger made 22 saves and Conor Garland also scored. The Americans are second in Group B, a point behind Finland — which beat the U.S. in the opener — with two games left. Finland beat fourth-place Germany 2-1, with Arttu Ruotsalainen breaking a tie midway through the third period. Russia and Slovakia each won to remain tied for the Group A lead. Sergei Tolchinski had a goal and an assist in a third-period burst in Russia’s 4-1 victory over Switzerland, and Julius Hudacek made 24 saves in Slovakia’s 2-0 victory over Denmark.