Two days after being upset in extra time by Switzerland, Staff Canada responded in a giant approach. Sadly, Norway was the unfortunate nation that needed to face the wrath of the World's No. -ranked group.
The Canadians appeared to take out their frustration from their first lack of the 2017 IIHF World Championship on the Nordic squad, as they received 5-zero on Monday in a contest that might have been far more lopsided.
The victory at AccorHotels Area in Paris, France, secured Canada (5-zero--zero) the highest spot in Group B, whereas the loss eradicated Norway (2-zero-2-2) from advancing to the playoffs. Canada will face both Latvia or Germany within the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Staff Canada had a 21-Eight edge in pictures within the opening interval, but it surely did not discover the again of the online till it tallied twice on the ability play within the last 2:12 of the body. Brayden Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers started the scoring earlier than the St. Louis Blues' Colton Parayko registered his first of two targets on the evening with 78 seconds left earlier than the intermission.
Avalanche ahead Nathan MacKinnon had his first of three assists within the sport on Parayko's first marker and completed with probably the most factors on Canada within the outing. He additionally had one shot and performed 13:55 whereas on a good-power line with the Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner and the Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele.
"I believed we dominated," MacKinnon advised the official IIHF web site. "I believed we deserved it. We actually outplayed the Swiss fairly dangerous, even in a loss. There have been a few powerful breaks. However right this moment we deserved the win and we performed rather well."
MacKinnon is tied for second in match scoring with 11 factors and his 5 targets in six video games to this point are one behind leaders Stephane da Costa (France), Johnny Gaudreau (USA) and Antoine Roussel (France).
In the second interval, Scheifele and Parayko tallied to stretch the result in four-zero earlier than Ryan O'Reilly (Buffalo Sabres) capped the sport with an influence-play marker with 2:40 remaining within the third. O'Reilly had missed on a penalty shot :52 into the primary body.
Staff Canada virtually obtained on the board once more at four:39 of the opening stanza, however the Flyers' Wayne Simmonds' purpose was disallowed after it was decided that the online had gone off its moorings earlier than the puck crossed the purpose line.
Canada outshot Norway 48-10 within the contest and did not permit a shot on purpose within the third interval.
"We performed our greatest sport of the match right this moment," Avs ahead Matt Duchene mentioned to the Canadian Press. "We dominated begin to end. We're nonetheless not scoring as a lot 5-on-5 as we would like. Hopefully it comes after we want it."
Duchene performed 15:45, the second most ice time amongst Canadian forwards within the sport, whereas additionally producing two pictures and successful each faceoffs he took. He was on a line mixture with Sean Couturier (Philadelphia) and Alex Killorn (Tampa Bay Lightning).
Goaltender Calvin Pickard didn't play as Chad Johnson (Calgary Flames) obtained the beginning within the crease.
Canada performs its last preliminary-spherical sport on Tuesday towards Finland.
RUSSIA (5) VS. LATVIA (zero)
Staff Russia scored twice in each the primary and second durations and went on to defeat Latvia 5-zero at LANXESS Area in Cologne, Germany, on Monday.
Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lighting had a purpose and two assists, whereas Artemi Panarin of the Chicago Blackhawks had three helpers to retake the match scoring lead (13 factors).
Russian defenseman and Avalanche prospect Andrei Mironov didn't play within the contest.
The win for Russia (5--zero-zero) put it again on prime within the Group A standings with 17 factors. The group closes spherical-robin motion on Tuesday with a matchup with the USA, which is second within the group with 15 factors. The winner of that sport will take a No. seed into the playoffs and can play both Finland, Switzerland or the Czech Republic within the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Latvia (three-zero-zero-2) faces Germany on Tuesday, with the winner incomes the ultimate spot into the quarters from the group.