Helsinki, Finland (Sports Network) - Erik Johnson scored twice during a four-
goal second period, leading the United States to a 5-3 win over Austria in the
2013 World Hockey Championship.
Tim Stapleton, Aaron Palushaj and David Moss also scored for the Americans in
their opener of the preliminary round. Ben Bishop stopped 18 shots in the
The U.S. trailed 2-1 after the first period, but Johnson scored just 3:38 into
the second to tie it and Stapleton put the Americans ahead at the 9:31 mark
before Palushaj made it 4-2 just 1:26 later.
After David Schuller scored on a breakaway for Austria, Johnson found the back
of the net again on a power play with 1:28 remaining in the second to restore
a two-goal bulge. The Austrians managed just two shots in a scoreless third
The Austrians scored a pair of goals just a minute apart and led 2-0 just over
5 1/2 minutes into the game, but Moss cashed in a power play midway through
the first to start the U.S. on its comeback.
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