Carter scores, U.S. loses in opener at Worlds. Updates with video.

Ducks forward Ryan Carter scored, but that was it for Team USA in a tournament-opening, 2-1 overtime loss to Germany at the IIHF World Championships on Friday.

Before an announced crowd of 77,823 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany – a world record, according to the IIHF Web site – Felix Schutz scored past Scott Clemmensen 21 seconds into overtime to lift the host team to victory.

At 8:28 of the third period, writes Alan Adams on iihf.com,

Carter banged at a loose puck in the crease and it came to a stop across the goal line after the puck deflected off the goalie’s right pad.

 

Click here for video of the goal, with Ducks play-by-play man John Ahlers (along with Kings analyst Jim Fox) on the call.

The tournament format is similar to the 2010 Winter Olympics in that the top three teams in each of four groups advance out of round-robin play, and remain eligible for the championship. However, the second round (the “Qualification Round”) is also a round-robin format, while the fourth-place team in each group continues play in a Relegation Round.

Finland, Germany and Denmark are in Group D along with the United States.

Also Friday, Ducks forward Corey Perry was named one of four alternate captains at the tournament for Team Canada. Former Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin, and forwards Ray Whitney and Steven Stamkos, will be the other alternates behind captain Ryan Smyth.

Team Canada plays Italy in its first tournament game Saturday, with a scheduled start time of 7:15 a.m. Pacific.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the 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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