Colorado College freshman defenseman Gustav Olofsson recorded his first goal, the eventual game-winner only 3:26 into the first period, during a 10-0 rout of Norway. He added two assists, also his first in Pool B play at the 2014 world junior championship in Malmo, Sweden.
If Russia defeats Finland on Monday, Sweden (3-0) and Russia would battle for Pool B supremacy at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Tigers rookie Jaccob Slavin played as the seventh defenseman and recorded a shot in Team USA’s 8-0 win over Germany, putting the 3-0 Americans in position to win the top seed in Pool A when they take on Canada at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on the NHL Network.
Canada plays Slovakia on Monday and could win the pool with two wins.
Sweden and the United States both clinched a spot in the quarterfinals on Thursday.