US beats Switzerland 5-2 at ice hockey worlds
HELSINKI (AP) The Anaheim Ducks' Bobby Ryan scored the first goal for the United States in the second period, helping it to a 5-2 victory over Switzerland at the ice hockey world championships in Helsinki on Tuesday.
Ivo Ruthemann opened the scoring 21 seconds into the second period to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead before Ryan scored the first of four straight goals for the Americans.
Anaheim's Cam Fowler scored at 16:52 of the period. Then Paul Stastny and Alex Goligoski scored 42 seconds apart about five minutes into the third period.
Switzerland's Morris Trachsler and Jeff Petry added goals.
On Thursday, the USA plays Finland and Canada faces Slovakia in Group A quarterfinals. In Group B in Stockholm, Russia meets Norway and Sweden plays the Czech Republic
Updated May 15, 2012