Patrick Kane was one of 16 skaters to register a point for Team USA on Friday, as the Americans beat South Korea 13-1 during the preliminary round of the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championships.
Kane scored twice on the power play and added three assists to finish with five points in the game, giving Kane three goals and nine assists in his first five tournament games.
Alex DeBrincat added a pair of assists in the third period, giving him five assists and one goal in the tournament. Connor Murphy played but did not register a point, while Jordan Oesterle was not in the lineup for Team USA against a heavy underdog in South Korea, which is still looking for its first win of the tournament.
In net, former Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling stopped 12 of the 13 shots he faced in the victory.
Friday’s win runs Team USA’s record to 5-0 in the preliminary round, the only team out of the eight in Group B to maintain that unblemished record.
USA earns a 13-1 victory over South Korea for its fifth straight win at Worlds. The last time Team USA won its first five games at the Men's World Championship was 1933, going 5-0-0 as they won their first and only gold at the event.— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) May 11, 2018
Team USA plays its penultimate preliminary game on Sunday against Norway and then closes the preliminary round against Finland on Tuesday.