Posted May 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo scored twice to help the United States beat France 7-2 on Friday in the first game of the world hockey championships. Jack Johnson, Bobby Ryan, Max Pacioretty, Jim Slater and Jeff Petry also scored for the Americans in the Group A game. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Nicolas Besch scored for France. The United States will face Canada on Saturday. The Canadians opened with a 3-2 victory over Slovakia. Jamie Benn, Jordan Eberle and Andrew Ladd scored for Canada, and Tomas Tatar and Milan Bartovic had goals for Slovakia.

US beats France 7-2 in hockey world championships

The United States has defeated France 7-2 in the first game of the International Ice Hockey World Championships in Helsinki. France's Nicolas Besch opened the scoring in the 12th minute, but four minutes later New York Islanders' Kyle Okposo equalized, assisted by Ryan Lasch and Justin Faulk, in the first of his two goals in the game. Four goals in quick succession in the...
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