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Canada, Sweden Win In Mannheim

Friday, 05.14.2010 / 7:07 PM ET / World Championship
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By Glenn Odebralski for floridapanthers.com

Canada and Sweden both took the play to their opponents in their first game of the qualifying rounds on Friday in Germany.

Canada rolled to an easy 12-1 victory over Norway in the early game in Mannheim while Jacob Markstrom turned away 19 shots in a 4-2 victory over Latvia in the night cap in Mannheim.

CANADA 12 - Norway 1
It is the tournament's biggest blowout to date as Canada thumped Norway 12-1.

The funny thing is that it was 1-1 after the first 20 minutes of play.

And better yet was that Norway scored the game's first goal. Jonas Holos got the Norwegians on the board just 1:35 into the game as he surpised St Louis netminder Chris Mason with a quick wrist shot.

Down early, Canada tied the score at the 13:09 mark as Atlanta's Evander Kane scored on Ruben Smith.

1-1 after one, Canada really went to work in the second period. There they put seven goals past Smith. Anaheim's Corey Perry scored 3:51 into the second on a Canadian power play for what would be the game-winner. Canada would then pot six goals in a 6:36 span. Calgary's Mark Giordano made it 3-1 with 6:48 left in the second, NY Islanders sniper John Tavares scored on the power play with 3:18 left, Atlanta's Rich Peverley with 2:33, Tampa's Steve Downie with 1:44, Carolina's Ray Whitney with 54 seconds and Kane with his second with 12 seconds left.

Get that all?

Canada added four more in the final period of play. Edmonton prospect and World Junior great Jordan Eberle scored 39 seconds in, Tavares scored his second and third of the game at at the 5:57 mark and the 9:18 mark while Colorado's Matt Duchene scored a minute later (10:18 mark) to close out the scoring.

SWEDEN 4 - Latvia 2
Quick scoring got the game going, while a late goal secured a 4-2 victory for Sweden as they defeated Latvia in Mannheim.

It was a high scoring first as four of the game's six goals were scored in the opening period.

Before the game was even a minute old, both teams had found the back of the net. Edmonton prospect Magnus Paajarvi Svensson scored his third of the tournament, beating Edgars Masalskis 31 seconds in. Latvia would come right back on the next shift and Martins Karsums beat Panthers prospect Jacob Markstrom with 56 seconds off the clock.

Sweden would score the next two when Phoenix prospect Oliver Ekman Larsson blasted a shot from the point past Masalskis 5:08 into the first. Michael Nylander then made it 3-1 with 5:30 left in the period.

After the fast start, the two teams went through a scoreless second. Masalskis stopped all 13 shots while Markstrom turned away seven shots in the frame.

With 20 minutes left to play, Latvia made it interesting at the 5:01 mark. Karsums netted his second of the game by beating Markstrom .

Sweden would thwart a potential comeback and get some breathing room when Tony Martensson scored with two minutes left to put it at 4-2.

Markstrom registered his second victory of the tournament while turning away 19 shots.

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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