Palmieri has goal, two assists for Team USA.

Recent Ducks draft pick Kyle Palmieri had a goal and two assists for the United States in an 8-1 win over Russia on Tuesday, the first offour games between the two teams at the 2009 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.

Palmieri’s wraparound goal at 2:44 of the opening period was his team’s third in 41 seconds, and gave the U.S. a 3-1 lead.

Defenseman Jake Gardiner, the Ducks’ first-round pick in 2008, was kept off the scoresheet.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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