Foligno scores twice as U.S. beats Hungary at worlds

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MOSCOW (AP) Forward Nick Foligno scored twice to lead the United States past Hungary 5-1 in the ice hockey world championship on Friday.

The US has won three of its five games in Group B, while Hungary is winless.

In Moscow, the Group A-leading Czech Republic defeated Kazakhstan 3-1.

In St. Petersburg, Foligno opened the scoring in the second period on a power play with a high shot past goalkeeper Adam Vay’s left hand. Vince Hinostroza scored from close in just 18 seconds later, and Dylan Larkin made it 3-0 with a deflection off Vay’s back.

Foligno and Connor Murphy added two more in the third, before Istvan Sofron got Hungary on the scoreboard with less than two minutes to go.