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Canada beats Norway 3-2 at ice hockey worlds

Canada clinches top spot in group with 3-2 win over Norway at hockey worlds

Germany defender Constantin Braun, left, battles for the puck with USA forward Brock Nelson during the Group B preliminary round match between USA and...
USA forward Tyler Johnson attempts to shoot during the Group B preliminary round match between USA and Germany at the Ice Hockey World Championship in...
Norway's Mads Hansen, right, scores past Canada's James Reimer during the Group A preliminary round match at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Mins...
Team Canada's Mark Scheifele scores the second goal on Norway's Steffen Soberg during second period action on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the IIHF World ...

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Germany defender Constantin Braun, left, battles for the puck with USA forward Brock Nelson during the Group B preliminary round match between USA and...

Belarus Hockey World Championship

USA forward Tyler Johnson attempts to shoot during the Group B preliminary round match between USA and Germany at the Ice Hockey World Championship in...

Belarus Hockey World Championship

Norway's Mads Hansen, right, scores past Canada's James Reimer during the Group A preliminary round match at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Mins...

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Team Canada's Mark Scheifele scores the second goal on Norway's Steffen Soberg during second period action on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the IIHF World ...

MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Joel Ward scored two power-play goals and had an assist to lift Canada to a 3-2 victory over Norway at the ice hockey world championship on Tuesday, clinching first place in the group.

Ward tied it at 1-1 in the second period before helping set up Mark Scheifele to make it 2-2. He netted the winner in the third.

Canada won Group A ahead of Sweden and will play the fourth-place team from Group B in the quarterfinals.

Also, United States captain Justin Abdelkader returned from one-game suspension and scored two goals to lead the Americans over Germany 5-4 in their final group stage game.

The U.S. team is second in Group B.