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Islanders Nelson, Lee finish IIHF Worlds with bronze medal as USA shuts out Czechs

Kulemin looks for gold against Canada.

It wasn't pretty, but Anders will take it.
It wasn't pretty, but Anders will take it.
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Team USA shut out the Czech Republic 3-0 at the IIHF Men's World Championships on Sunday, sending Islanders forwards Brock Nelson and Anders Lee home with bronze medals.

Nelson had an assist in the game and lead the USA in scoring for the tournament with 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists in 10 games). Lee finished with one goal and four assists in 10 games.

Winnipeg prospect Connor Hallebuyck made 38 saves in Sunday's win, and Nick Bonino, Trevor Lewis and Charlie Coyle provided the goals. Bonino's goal came off a rebound from a shot by Nelson.

The teams played for Bronze after getting shut out in their semifinal games on Saturday. Team USA lost 4-0 to Russia and the Czechs were blanked 2-0 by Canada.

Nikolay Kulemin had an assist in Russia's win and will play for the gold medal against the Canadians on Sunday at 2:30 pm on NBCSN. Kulemin has one goal and seven assists in eight games.

The USA has taken bronze at two of the last three World Championships.