The Anaheim Ducks' Bobby Ryan scored the first of four unanswered goals to help the United States to a 5-2 victory over Switzerland at the ice hockey world championships in Helsinki on Tuesday.
After Ivo Ruthemann gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead with a goal 21 seconds into the second period, Ryan tied the score.
Anaheim's Cam Fowler scored at 16:52 of the period. Then the Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny and Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski scored 42 seconds apart about five minutes into the third period.
On Thursday, the USA plays Finland and Canada faces Slovakia in Group A quarterfinals. In Group B in Stockholm, Russia meets Norway and Sweden plays the Czech Republic.