The U.S. Men's National Team has the day off here in Herning, Denmark. Players and staff were given a recommendations -- including golfing, fishing or even train routes to the coast. The team will reconvene tonight before returning to the ice tomorrow.
With wins over Denmark (4-0) and Germany (3-0) both coming by shutouts, the U.S. has now registered back-to-back shutout wins for the first time since the 2010 IIHF Men’s World Championship. There, it blanked Kazakhstan, 10-0, and France, 4-0, in the relegation round. Keith Kinkaid (Farmingville, N.Y.) was between the net in both of Team USA's shutouts wins here in Denmark, pushing his tournament stats to three wins, two shutouts, a 1.30 goals against average and .955 save percentage while saving 84 of 88 shots.
LOOK AHEAD: PRACTICE TOMORROW
The United States (2-1-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) returns to the ice tomorrow from 11:00 a.m - 12:15 p.m. local time at the KVIK Hockey Arena in preparation for its game Thursday (May 10) against Latvia. Puck drop is set for 4:15 p.m. local time/10:15 a.m. ET live on NHL Network.
ROSTER SPOTLIGHT: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES
Two players on this year's roster have spent time at the University of Michigan, including forward and alternate captain Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) and defenseman Quinn Hughes (Orlando, Fla.). The pair, which are roommates here in Denmark, both skated their ways to Big Ten All-Rookie Team honors (Larkin, 2014-15; Hughes, 2016-17). Larkin also earned 2014-15 Big Ten Rookie of the Year and 2014-15 NCAA West Second All-Star Team honors while Hughes, tabbed to the 2017-18 Big Ten Second All-Star Team, helped the Wolverines reach the 2018 NCAA Frozen Four this year. Prior to becoming Wolverines, both Larkin and Hughes skated with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan.