Paul Stastny, Avalanche star rookie, scored the game winning goal, one other goal and an assist for Team USA in the IIHF World Championships in a 3-0 defeat of Germany. Team USA has now clinched a spot in the next round. Tyler Arnason, another Avs player, assisted on Stastny's first goal, which proved to be decisive.
Stastny now has six points in five games with Team USA, tied for second on the team behind Lee Stempniak.
Team USA now plays Canada in the final first round game, but regardless of the result, they will advance to the next round.