Chris Kreider scores twice as U.S. beats Canada for bronze

The United States topped Canada 4-1 to claim the bronze medal at the world ice hockey championship on Sunday.

Chris Kreider led the U.S. with two goals.

Forward Nick Bonino scored the winner on a rebound during a power play in the final period. Anders Lee and Kreider added empty-net insurance goals to give the U.S. its third bronze in six years.

Kane had an assist in the game to finish the tournament with 20 points for eight goals and 12 assists, the first player to do so since 2008.

Captained by McDavid, the NHL scoring leader, Canada was considered a contender for gold.

Chasing its third title in four years, Canada suffered losses in the preliminary round to the U.S. and Finland and was stunned by Switzerland 3-2 in the semifinals.

The U.S. had a great start to the tournament with six straight wins. It knocked out the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals but was trashed 6-0 by Sweden in the semis.

The opposite could also happen, though, and there is risk with taking a Cousins, Kristaps Porzingis or Gordon Hayward too high, given the severity of their respective injuries. Notice, I haven’t even mentioned Kawhi Leonard or Kyrie Irving yet, two other stars who missed a large chunk of this past season.

Here is a look at those players and some of the other major angles as I examine the top-100 roto rankings. Note, that I’m not including players slated to be selected in the upcoming NBA draft in these ranks.

I have Anthony Davis, James Harden and LeBron James at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, and there isn’t really a dropoff after them with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Karl-Anthony Towns and Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 4-7 range and Nikola Jokic (No. 8) Victor Oladipo (No. 9) and Stephen Curry (No. 10) rounding out the group.

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