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US quarterfinal spot in doubt at worlds after Germany defeat

Germany beat the United States 3-2 on a last-minute goal by Korbinian Holzer at the world ice hockey championship on Sunday, putting American qualification for the quarterfinals in doubt.

However, Finland's 5-0 rout of Slovakia later in the day relaxed the pressure on the U.S., which will now qualify if it does not lose in regulation to Slovakia on Tuesday, and France does not beat Canada on Monday.

The third defeat in six games leaves the U.S. fourth in Group B, one place behind Germany with one game remaining against fifth-placed Slovakia. The top four advance to the quarterfinals.

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Holzer hasn't scored for the last two seasons in the NHL,...

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