Notre Dame’s Hinostroza gets four points as U.S. blanks Germany at World Juniors

Seven players scored and the U.S. National Junior Team converted on six power plays in an 8-0 win against Germany on Sunday at the World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden.

2014 World Junior Championship

Dec. 26-Jan. 5, Malmo, Sweden

All U.S. games on NHL Network; times Eastern

Dec. 26: U.S. 5, Czech Republic 1

Dec. 28: U.S. 6, Slovakia 3

Dec. 29: U.S. 8, Germany 0

Dec. 31: Canada 3, U.S. 2

Jan. 2: Quarterfinal — Russia 5, U.S. 3

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Vince Hinostroza (Notre Dame) picked up two goals and two assists and Matt Grzelcyk (Boston University) added a goal and two assists as Team USA locked gained a berth in the playoff round.

“For the most part, we played the game the right way,” said Team USA coach Don Lucia in a news release. “We didn’t get sloppy. We had a lot of puck possession time and we were unselfish with it.”

Hudson Fasching (Minnesota), also named the U.S. player of the game, Nic Kerdiles (Wisconsin), Will Butcher (Denver), U.S. captain Riley Barber (Miami) and Steve Santini (Boston College) also scored in the victory.

Team USA goaltender Anthony Stolarz (OHL’s London Knights) made his first start of the tournament and made 15 saves.

The U.S. concludes its Group A schedule on Tuesday (Dec. 31) against Canada at 11:30 a.m. EST live on the NHL Network and streamed live on NHL.com.