Barons center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal in Canada’s 2-1 win over the United States Sunday at the world junior championships in Russia.
Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan Strome scored first-period goals which stood up when Canada goaltender Malcolm Subban stopped 36 of 37 USA’s shots. Team USA outshot Canada 37-34.
The No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2011 NHL draft, Nugent-Hopkins, who scored 20 points in 19 games with the Barons before leaving for the world juniors that continues through the first week of January, leads the tournament with eight points.
Nugent-Hopkins scored five points in Canada’s opener against Germany and two points in a win over Slovakia.
Canada plays Russia on Monday at 8 a.m. CDT. The game will be televised on the NHL Network.