Panarin stars as Russia score 10, Canada remain unbeaten

Panarin stars as Russia score 10, Canada remain unbeaten


Panarin stars as Russia score 10, Canada remain unbeaten

12 May 2016 22:43

Artemi Panarin produced a classy display as Russia thrashed Denmark 10-1, while Canada maintained their 100 per cent record at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

Chicago Blackhawks winger Panarin contributed four assists for the rampant hosts before adding a power-play goal – his third strike of the competition – in the closing stages.

Denmark’s only response came from Jannik Hansen in the second period, and they now face a crunch match against Latvia on Friday.

However, Russia remain second in Group A following Czech Republic’s 7-0 thumping of Norway.

Lukas Kaspar’s double helped the Czechs make it four wins from four, while goalkeeper Dominik Furch secured a second shut-out in as many World Championship appearances.

Lukas Kaspar scored from just inside the blue line. One of two goals in a 7-0 win for @narodnitym. #IIHFWorlds

— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 12, 2016

Roman Cervenka, the scorer of the opening goal for Czech Republic, felt taking a 3-0 lead into the first break played a crucial role in the outcome.

“I wouldn’t like to say it was an easy game, despite winning 7-0. We just got off to a really good start and we were up 3-0, 4-0 very quickly,” he said.

“Norway had some chances tonight but he [Furch] had the answers.”

Canada maintained their unbeaten record at the championship by overcoming Germany 5-2, keeping them top of Group B.

Taylor Hall contributed to the defending champions taking a 2-0 lead in the second period, but Germany managed to tie the game ahead of the third.

However, the European side failed to strike on the power-play and Hall took his tally for the competition to five – joining Sweden’s Gustav Nyquist at the top of the goalscoring charts – as Canada clinched a fourth straight win.

A rampant second-period showing from United States helped secure a 4-0 win over France.

Three goals in the space of five minutes helped get the USA’s play-off ambitions back on track, while Mike Condon made 19 saves to keep the Europeans off the scoreboard.