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Finland beats Norway 5-1 at World Junior Championship

MALMO, Sweden (AP) -- Saku Maenalanen had two goals and an assist to help Finland beat Norway 5-1 on Friday in the world junior hockey tournament.

Artturi Lehkonen, Joni Nikko and Ville Leskinen also scored, and Juuse Saros made 28 saves for Finland in its Group B opener. Tim Robin Johnsgard scored for Norway (0-2).

In Group A, Milan Kolena and Marko Dano each had two goals and an assist in Slovakia's 9-2 victory over Germany. Martin Reway and David Griger each had a goal and three assists for Slovakia (1-0).

Dominik Kahun scored twice for Germany (0-2).

The defending champion United States began Group A play Thursday with a 5-1 victory over the Czech Republic. The U.S. will play Slovakia on Saturday, Germany on Sunday, and finish group play Tuesday against Canada.

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