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Canada downs United States 4-3 in shootout

Jordan Eberle and captain Rick Nash scored in a penalty shootout to lift Canada to a 4-3 victory over the United States in the second round of the ice hockey world championship Friday.

Canada leads Group F with seven points, while the U.S. has four.

Mike Komisarek gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead 4:13 into the second period before Brent Burns equalized two minutes later. Blake Wheeler set up the second U.S. goal later in the period, with Jack Johnson scoring on a breakaway.

Canada came back through John Tavares, who scored 3:27 into the third, and took the lead when Jason Spezza added a power-play goal. Derek Stepan tied the game with 8:43 remaining to force overtime.

In Bratislava, Finland prevailed in a penalty shootout to beat Germany 5-4.