World Championship update

Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski had no points and two shots on goal in Team USA’s 5-3 win over Belarus. Goaltender Richard Bachman backed up Jimmy Howard again, but could get the start in Friday’s game when the USA takes on Kazakhstan.

Defenseman Philip Larsen had no points and a game-high six shots on goal in Denmark’s 3-1 loss to Russia on Thursday.

Kari Lehtonen did not dress for Finland, which defeated France 7-1 and improved to 4-0-0 in preliminary round play. Finland plays Canada on Friday.

Tomas Vincour did not play for Czech Republic, which defeated Latvia 3-1.

Thursday’s games

USA 5, Belarus 3

Russia 3, Denmark 1

Finland 7, France 1

Czech Republic 3, Latvia 1

Friday’s games

Kazakhstan vs. USA, 8:15 a.m.

Italy vs. Czech Republic, 9:15 a.m.

Finland vs. Canada, 12:15 p.m.

Russia vs. Sweden, 1:15 p.m.

Dallas Stars at the 2012 World Championship

Statistics for Dallas Stars playing at the 2012 World Championship.