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Team USA defeats Team Canada for bronze medal at IIHF World Championship

The team with the fewer Blues won.

USA v Canada - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Bronze Medal Game Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

If your money was on Tage Thompson being the Blue who won a medal at this year’s IIHF World Championship, please collect your winnings.

Wow, so many of you?

No?

Thompson and Team USA defeated Team Canada in today’s bronze medal game by the score of 4-1. Thompson didn’t figure in on the scoring, though: Chris Kreider netted two of the goals (one of them an empty net insurance goal, one on the power play while Joel Edmundson was in the box), while Nick Bonino scored the winner on a power play in the third period. Anders Lee also had an empty netter in the third period.

The Blues overall performed well at the tournament, especially Colton Parayko. Often accused of having an off season this year, Parayko finished with four goals and four assists. Dmitrij Jaskin also had a solid tournament, with four goals and three assists. Like his Blues teammates Parayko, Edmundson, Schenn, and Schwartz (who was injured), he’ll still be coming home empty handed.