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TSN.ca Staff
5/5/2012 10:24:08 AM
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Captain Ryan Getzlaf and the rest of Team Canada will look to make it two straight wins to start the 2012 IIHF World Championship when they face off against Team USA on Saturday.

Canadian forward Alex Burrows will not play as he remains under observation for the next few days as part of the concussion protocol. Defenceman Kyle Quincey has been added to the rsoter and will meet the team in Helsinki on Sunday.

You can watch the game on TSN and TSN Mobile TV, and listen live on TSN Radio 1050 right now.

The Canadians opened the tournament with a 3-2 win over Slovakia on Friday.

Canada opened the scoring in the first period against Slovakia on a pretty play by Getzlaf who straddled the blue line, drew several Slovak defenders, then slipped the puck to Jamie Benn for the goal.

Jordan Eberle and Andrew Ladd had Canada's other goals, while Cam Ward made 20 saves for the win.

The Americans also got their tournament started on a winning note with a 7-2 rout of France on Friday.

New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo scored twice and Montreal Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty had a goal and two assists in the USA victory.

Canada beat the Americans 4-3 in a shootout in the qualifying round during last year's Worlds in Slovakia.

The Canadians have been knocked out in the quarter-finals each of the last two years at the World Championships and entered this year's tournament fifth in the IIHF world rankings.

The rankings following the worlds will be used to determine the seeding for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Tavares, Eberle and Kane (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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