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U.S. men's hockey team falls to Germany in overtime in Game 1 at world championship

May 7, 2010 |  5:05 pm


Ryan Carter of the Ducks scored the game-tying goal in the third period of the United States' opening game of the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship, but the Americans fell to host Germany, 2-1, in overtime Friday in front of a world record crowd of 77,803 in Gelsenkirchen.

"It was a great event to be a part of," said Scott Gordon, Team USA's head coach. "Obviously we're disappointed with the final result, but I was especially pleased with the way we played in the third period."

Germany took a 1-0 lead at 5:20 of the second period, while Carter's goal came at 8:28 of the third. 

Team USA will face Denmark in its second preliminary-round game on Monday at  7:15 a.m. PDT.

-- Debbie Goffa

Photo: A world-record crowd of 77,803 spectators watch the U.S. play Germany on Friday in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The previous record was 74,554 during a Michigan-Michigan State game at East Lansing. Credit: Martin Meissner / Associated Press