Canada's Anthony Mantha, 2nd left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides first goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A matc
Canada's Anthony Mantha celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Canada and Franc
Henri Corentin Buysse of France, left, Pierre Crinon of France, center, challenge Canada's Sean Courtier, right, during the Ice Hockey World Champions
Canada's goaltender Carter Hart makes a save during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Canada and France at the Steel Arena in K
Canada's Mark Stone, left, fails to score past Henri Corentin Buysse of France, right, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between
Sweden's players react after scoring during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Sweden and Austria at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in
Sweden's Elias Pettersson, left, checks Austria's Thomas Raffl and Peter Schneider, right, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match bet
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Anthony Mantha scored twice to lift Canada to a 5-2 victory over France at the hockey world championship on Thursday.
Mantha opened the scoring on a 5-on-3 power play with a slap shot in the opening period and added his second for a 4-2 lead in the final frame. Mantha now has a team-high five goals and four assists from four games.
Canada moved to the second place in Group A in Kosice with nine points, three behind leading Germany and one ahead of the United States in third.
Gabriel Landeskog scored just 69 seconds into his first game at the tournament to kickstart Sweden's 9-1 rout of Austria.
Landeskog, who also had two assists, only arrived in Bratislava on Thursday morning to join the two-time defending champion after his Colorado Avalanche were eliminated from the NHL playoffs.
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