Demko, Larkin send Americans past Slovakia at World Juniors

MONTREAL — Boston College’s Thatcher Demko made 17 saves for the United States’ second straight shutout, a 3-0 victory over Slovakia on Monday.

2015 World Junior Championship

United States schedule:

Friday, Dec. 26: U.S. 2, Finland 1 (SO)

Sunday, Dec. 28: U.S. 6, Germany 0

Monday, Dec. 29: U.S. 3, Slovakia 0

Wednesday, Dec. 31: Canada 5, U.S. 3

Friday, Jan. 2: Quarterfinals: Russia 3, U.S. 2

Michigan’s Dylan Larkin scored his third goal in the last two games and added an assist as the Americans got their second regulation win of Group A play to go along with a shootout win.

Yale’s John Hayden and Sonny Milano also scored for the U.S., which followed up a 6-0 victory over Germany a day earlier.

The Americans outshot Slovakia 45-17.

Milano ended a scoreless draw with 2:18 left in the second period, scoring from a sharp angle on a drive up the left wing.

Larkin made it 2-0 in the third period, also from just above the goal line. Hayden scored in the final minute.

The U.S. closes Group A play against Canada on Wednesday before entering the quarterfinal round on Friday.

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