Sweden on Thursday could not withstand Canada's firepower and was shut out 3-0 at Globe Arena in Stockholm in opening round action of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship.
With a 1-0 lead in the second period, Flyer Matt Read found teammate Luke Schenn for Canada's second goal of the game. The marker was Schenn's first goal of the World Championship and Read's second assist.
Tampa Bay Lightning sniper Steven Stamkos gave Canada the 1-0 lead in the first period.
Jordan Staal sealed things for Canada later in the second period with a goal of his own.
Erik Gustafsson saw more ice time (21:40) than any of his Swedish teammates. See a full recap at iihf.com.
France edges Russia
During a game in which Russian netminder Ilya Bryzgalov was busy playing Angry Birds (see story), his team suffered a 2-1 loss to France.
All three goals came in the second period.
Damien Fleury and Antoine Roussel had France's goals, while Alexander Perezhogin scored for Russia. See a full recap at iihf.com.
Czech Republic tops Denmark in shootout
Czech Republic bounced back from a loss to Sweden with a 2-1 win over Denmark in a shootout.
Both clubs scored in the third period with Denmark's Morten Poulsen notching a goal to send the game into overtime.
Zbyenek Irgl pushed two pucks past Danish netminder Simon Nielsen in the shootout, including the game-winner. See a full recap at iihf.com.
Latvia powers through Slovakia
Latvia took a very fast 3-0 lead in the first period and never looked back in a 5-3 win over Slovakia. The victory was Latvia's first of the tournament.
Lauris Darzin scored a hat trick for Latvia and Janis Sprukts had two assists.
For Slovakia, Tomas Surovy scored one goal and assisted on another. See a full recap at iihf.com.