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Noah Hanifin Picks Up Assist In USA Win Over Hungary

The US continues its push at the IIHF World Championships

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The United States hockey team defeated Hungary 5-1 on Friday morning to improve to 3-2 at the IIHF World Championships. Noah Hanifin picked up an assist on the US's opening goal, finding Nick Foligno with a long range pass to send him in on net:

Hanifin continues to impress with the national team; he's one of four former Eagles competing for the US at the World Championships in Russia.

With a 3-2-0 record through 5 of 7 round robin games, the US is in pretty solid position to advance out of Group B and make the medal rounds. 4 of 8 teams from the group make it through. France, Germany, Belarus and Hungary currently sit in positions 5 through 8, and it would require a pretty bad collapse by the Americans in their final two games to fall behind any of them. In particular, a win over Germany - which is certainly doable - should put them through.

The US plays Germany on Sunday, then rounds out the group stage against Slovakia on Tuesday.