2015 World Junior Hockey Championships: Dylan Larkin leads United States rout
The United States got out to a big lead over Germany and never looked back.
On a day when the rest of the world rested, the United States junior hockey team took care of business.
The Americans climbed back to second place in the Group A standings with a 6-0 win over Germany in the World Junior Championships on Sunday. Canada leads the United States by one point in the group.
The Americans didn’t take long to get their offense cooking. Auston Matthews opened the scoring with a goal just 4:44 into the game off a feed from Nick Schmaltz. It was the first point of the tournament for both players. Germany’s best scoring chance of the game came shortly after when Fabio Phofl sprinted out on a breakaway, but USA goalie Brendan Halverson shut the chance down.
The United States made it a two-goal lead with a goal from Hudson Fasching at 12:30. The Americans were outshooting the Germans 22-5 at the first intermission.
Germany couldn’t change momentum quickly enough in the second before Sonny Milano scored his first goal of the tournament to give the United States a commanding 3-0 lead. After sniffing around the net with J.T. Compher a few times, Larkin finally scored a goal of his own to widen the lead further.
American stalwart Jack Eichel scored in the third period and Larkin added another to extend the USA’s lead to six goals.