2012 IIHF World Championships: Day One
USA 7 @ France 2
Nate Thompson was scoreless in 10:40 in Team USA's 7-2 pasting of France. The Alaska native has been named one of USA's assistant captains for the tournament. Islander forward Kyle Okposo led the way with a pair of goals for the Americans. USA draws Canada on Saturday.
Canada 3 @ Slovakia 2
Teddy Purcell assisted on Andrew Ladd's eventual game winning goal in Canada's 3-2 opening game victory over Slovakia. Purcell played 12:19 in the match and was +1 with 2 shots on goal. Canada draws Team USA on Saturday.
Sweden 3 @ Norway 1
Victor Hedman had a pair of minor penalties for holding in 23:49 of ice time in Sweden's 3-1 win over Norway. Hedman finished second on the club in ice time behind Ottawa defender Erik Karlsson, who played 24:13 in the match. Lightning overage prospect Johan Harju did not make Team Sweden's final roster with the late additions of forwards Daniel Alfredsson and Marcus Kruger from the Senators and Blackhawks. Sweden draws the Czech Republic on Saturday.