IIHF World Championship: USA vs. Russia

COLOGNE, Germany — The United States came back three times to hand Russia its first defeat 5-3 and top Group A with its sixth straight win at the ice hockey world championship on Tuesday.

Kevin Hayes scored two goals in his second game at the tournament as the U.S. outshot Russia by 35 to 19.

They head to the quarterfinals on Thursday.

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USA forward Anders Lee celebrates after scoring his side’s fourth goal during an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship game against Russia at Lanxess Arena on May 16, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

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USA forward Anders Lee, center, celebrates after scoring his side’s fourth goal during an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship game against Russia at Lanxess Arena on May 16, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

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Jimmy Howard of the USA blocks a goal attempt by Yevgeni Kuznetsov of Russia during an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship game at Lanxess Arena on May 16, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

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Kevin Hayes of the USA and teammates celebrate after beating Russia in an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship game at Lanxess Arena on May 16, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

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USA’s Brock Nelson, Clayton Keller and Kevin Hayes celebrate after scoring during an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship game against Russia at Lanxess Arena on May 16, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

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USA goalie Jimmy Howard cannot save the puck during a Group A game against Russia at the 2017 Hockey World Championships in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

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Jimmy Howard of the USA celebrates after beating Russia in an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship game at Lanxess Arena on May 16, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

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USA forward Anders Lee, center, celebrates with his team after scoring his side’s fourth goal during an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship game against Russia at Lanxess Arena on May 16, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

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USA players celebrate a goal during a Group A game against Russia at the 2017 Hockey World Championships in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

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