After losing their first game in a shootout to France, Canada has continued to roll over their opponents with their latest victory against Denmark. The two teams skated to a 1-1 stalemate after the first with goals by Canada’s Cody Hodgson and Denmark’s Nicklas Jensen. The next two periods would be pure domination over Denmark as Canada put up twenty shots in the second and another ten in third.
Despite the heavy load of shots, Denmark skated away only trailing by a goal after two as once again Canada’s Cody Hodgson tallied a goal to put the team ahead. The third period however was anything but pretty. On only those ten shots, four of them found themselves to the back of the net leading Canada to a 6-1 victory. On the score-sheet for Canada in the third was Cody Hodgson picking up his hat trick and finishing with three points on the day, all three being goals . Also scoring for Canada was Matt Read twice in the third and Jonathan Huberdeau.
Ben Scrivens turned aside 29 of 30 shots faced for Canada and while Patrick Galbraith made 40 saves for Denmark, including 19 of 20 in the second, it fell short of what was needed to pull out a win. With the victory Canada takes over the lead in Group A as they now have 10 points in the tournament through four games. As for Denmark, they drop their third of four games and will look on to picking up any possible points in their next match against Czech Republic Saturday. Canada will face Italy on Friday and look to continue their dominating ways of late.