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U.S. Wins, Leads in Canada Cup

September 01, 1987|Associated Press

HAMILTON, Canada — Bobby Carpenter and Ed Olczyk each had a goal and an assist Monday night as the United States beat Sweden, 5-2, to move into first place in the Canada Cup hockey tournament.

Chris Nilan, Bob Brooke and Joe Mullen also scored for Team USA (2-0). Bengt Gustafsson and Mats Naslund scored for Sweden (1-1).

New York Rangers' goalie John Vanbiesbrouck shut down three Swedish power plays in the first period and also stopped Anders Carlsson of the New Jersey Devils on a breakaway.

Carpenter, of the Kings, scored the only goal of the first period on a feed from Olczyk, who started a three-goal outburst early in the second period.

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