Max Pacioretty scored a goal and an assist as the United States defeated Finland, the defending World Champions 5-0 in Helsinki Sunday. Pacioretty, who plays on a line with Colorado’s Paul Stastny and Bobby Ryan of Anaheim, now has two goals and eight assists in six tournament games. With ten points, he is in a three way tie for third place in overall scoring with Sweden’s Henrik Zetterberg and Loui Eriksson. behind Evgeni Malkin of Russia (13 pts.) and Norway’s Patrick Thoresen (12 pts). (Post Game Interview with Pacioretty below)
After six games, the U.S. is second in the Helsinki Division of the tournament with 13 points, three behind Canada. The U.S. will wrap up the preliminary round on Tuesday against Switzerland.
Post Game Interview with Pacioretty and Finland’s Miiko Koivu