TAMPERE, Finland -- Sakari Manninen scored and added two assists as host Finland defeated the United States 4-1 to keep a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship on Monday.
After Nashville Predators forward Mikael Granlund gave Finland a 1-0 lead on a power play in the opening period, Austin Watson was given a major penalty early in the middle period for a high hit on Teemu Hartikainen. Granlund has played well for the hosts after being a late addition once the Predators' postseason run ended last week.
Finland goaltender Jussi Olkinuora stopped 29 shots, 15 of them in the final period.
Finland leads Group B in Tampere with nine points from three games. Team USA has five points in third.
Winnipeg Jets center Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice to spark defending champion Canada over Slovakia 5-1 for a third straight victory. After the teams entered the middle period at 1-1, Dubois scored the eventual winner on a power play and added one more to double the advantage for his fourth goal of the tournament.
Goaltender Logan Thompson made 34 saves as Team Canada outshot Slovakia 44-35.
In another Group A game, Germany defeated France 3-2 for a second win, while Latvia beat Norway 3-2 to record its first win in Group B.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.