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USA falls to Canada, 2-1

Team USA dropped another preliminary round game in the IIHF’s 2013 World Junior Championships. Team Canada defeated Team USA 2-1 early Sunday morning.

Team USA dropped another preliminary round game in the IIHF's 2013 World Junior Championships as it fell to Canada, 2-1, early Sunday morning.

The Canadians got the puck going early with two goals in the first period from team captain Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers and Ryan Strome, a prospect for the New York Islanders.

Despite the early lead, American goalie John Gibson kept the Canadians out of the net for the rest of the game. Both teams struggled in the second period and it ended scoreless with the Canadians maintaining their 2-0 lead.

Jacob Trouba cut into the deficit for the Americans with a goal during the third period. Trouba, who was selected 9th overall in the 2012 NHL draft by the Winnipeg Jets, also scored the lone American goal in Friday's game against Team Russia.

The rest of the period went scoreless and Canada logged another win to move them to the top seed of the Group B rankings.

Team USA remains the third seed in Group B and will play Slovakia Monday morning at 5 a.m. EST.