Canada whips Denmark at the World Championship

May 07, 2018 - 5:54 pm
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(WGR 550) - Canada easily skated past the host country Denmark at the World Championship, 7-1. Ryan O’Reilly of the Sabres scored a goal, but lost an assist when he was called for goaltender interference on a goal by the Islanders Mathew Barzal.

In the game, O’Reilly played 13:44 and had one shot. O’Reilly now has three goals in three games for the tournament.

Canada got two goals from Edmonton’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Other goal scorers were, Aaron Ekblad (Flor), Jordan Eberle (NYI) and Tyson Jost (Col).

Connor McDavid (Edm) had three assists giving him a goal and six assists as Canada’s leading scorer.

Leafs goaltender Curtis McElhinney lost his shutout late in the third period on a deflection. McElhinney has only given up one goal in his two games. His save percentage is .975.

Canada has won two in a row since losing in a shootout to the United States. O’Reilly told TSN, “I think we’re coming together more and more every day. Every day we’re getting better. We’re focusing on playing quick, when we’re in our transition, moving the puck up right away, us guys blowing the zone quick and having that speed and being dynamic that way, I think gives us the edge to posses the puck a lot more.”  

Canada now has seven points, which is one point behind Group B leader, Team USA.

Canada gets a mini break as its next game isn’t until Thursday against Norway.

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