Big day for Perry, bad day for U.S. at Worlds.

Corey Perry had three assists in Team Canada’s 6-1 win over Latvia at the IIHF World Championships in Manheim, Germany on Monday.

At 2-0, Canada is tied with Switzerland atop the Group B standings; the two teams play each other on Wednesday. Latvia and Italy are both 0-2 in Group B.

Earlier Monday, Team USA lost in an upset, 2-1 to Denmark, its second straight overtime loss to start the tournament. Stefan Lassen scored 2:04 into the extra period past Scott Clemmensen to drop the U.S. to 0-2 in a World Championship for the first time since 2003.

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle scored the lone goal for Team USA. Ducks forward Ryan Carter was held without a point in just over nine minutes of ice time.

The U.S. is tied with Germany – which has lost once in overtime and also in regulation – with two points in the Group D standings. Denmark is leading the group with five points and Finland is second with three points.

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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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