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U.S. earns first place in Group A

Updated: January 1, 2011, 12:24 AM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Chris Krieder and Mitch Callahan scored, leading the United States to a 2-1 win over Switzerland at the World Junior Championship on Friday night.

The undefeated U.S. (4-0) finished first in Group A and earned a bye into the semifinal round. Maybe even more significant, the Americans get an extra day of rest.

"It's very important," U.S. coach Keith Allain said. "We've got a couple of guys who are banged up and I could sense we had some tired guys in the lineup."

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