Canada Shines Again in World Hockey Championship

Canada remains undefeated in the world ice hockey championship, securing their fourth consecutive win with a 4-1 victory over Norway on Thursday. The Canadian team showcased a relentless defense, not allowing a single shot on goal in the first two periods.

Meanwhile, the United States opened the scoring early against France, netting four goals in the first period and cruising to a 5-0 victory. Sweden maintained their perfect record by defeating Kazakhstan, and Austria surprised Finland with an exciting win.

In Group A, in Prague, Canada started strong with Brandon Tanev scoring in the first period and Andrew Mangiapane extending the lead in the second. Norway managed their first shot on goal early in the third period and scored on their second attempt, thanks to Stian Solberg.

Dylan Cozens increased Canada’s lead with an unassisted goal at a crucial moment, and Jared McCann sealed the win with an empty-net goal, assisted by Daws. It was an impressive performance that kept Canada on track. Their next challenge? Finland, on Saturday.

The Canada vs. Finland hockey game will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM PT. You can watch it live on TSN1 and TSN3. Make sure to tune in a bit early to catch all the pre-game coverage and analysis​​​ (IIHF International Ice Hockey Federation)​

In Group B, in Ostrava, Matt Boldy shined for the Americans against France, scoring two goals and providing one assist. Brock Nelson contributed a goal and two assists, Johnny Gaudreau added a goal and an assist, and Shane Pinto also scored.

The USA’s offense dominated from the start. Nelson opened the scoring just 45 seconds into the game, Boldy scored two quick goals, and Gaudreau completed with a goal from the right. Pinto wrapped up the scoring with 2:08 remaining in the final period, and goalie Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 10 shots, ensuring a shutout.


The Americans face Poland on Friday, aiming to keep their momentum going.

Earlier, Sweden defeated Kazakhstan 3-1, with goals from Linus Johansson, Marcus Johansson, and Fabian Zetterlund, securing their fourth win and leading Group B in Ostrava. Adil Beketayev scored for Kazakhstan.

In Group A, in Prague, Austria surprised Finland with a 3-2 victory, their first in the tournament and their first over Finland in the world championship. Benjamin Baumgartner scored the game-winning goal with just one second left, completing an exciting comeback.

Oliver Kapanen scored his sixth goal of the tournament and Saku Maenalanen also scored, giving Finland a 2-0 lead. Mario Huber started Austria’s comeback, and Thimo Nickl tied the game in the middle of the final period.

It has been an exciting week for hockey fans, and there’s still much more to come in the world championship!

What are your predictions for the game? Do you think Canada will maintain their winning streak, or will Finland pull off an upset? Share your thoughts and join the discussion in the comments below!

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