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Canada beats Kazakhstan 15-0 in world juniors

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 Canada's Jamie Benn reacts after scoring a goal against Kazakhstan during the first period of a world junior hockey championship game in Ottawa on Su...

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Kazakhstan goalie Andrei Yankov reacts after allowing the fourth goal of the first period in a world junior hockey championship game against Canada i...

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Canada's John Tavares takes a shot under pressure from Kazakhstan's Leonid Metalnikov during the first period of a world junior hockey championships ...

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Canada's Jamie Benn reacts after scoring a goal against Kazakhstan during the first period of a world junior hockey championship game in Ottawa on Su...

Jamie Benn scored three goals, and John Tavares and Cody Hodgson each had two goals and two assists in Canada's 15-0 victory over Kazakhstan on Sunday in the world junior hockey championship.
Defenseman P.K. Subban also scored twice, Tyler Ennis had a goal and two assists, and Jordan Eberle, Chris DiDomenico, Evander Kane, Stefan Della Rovere and defenseman Tyler Myers added goals in front of 19,176 fans at Scotiabank Place.
"It's a nice feeling and I'm happy about it, but it's one of those games where you can't get too excited," said Benn, a Dallas Stars NHL draft pick.
Chet Pickard made 11 saves for the shutout in his first start of the tournament, while four-time defending champion Canada had 69 shots on goals.
"On our team, there's not enough talent," Kazak defenseman Evgeni Bolyakin said. "We need more practice. We just don't have enough skill."
It was one of the Canada's most lopsided victories in the tournament. Canada beat Germany 18-2 in 1985 and routed France 15-0 in 2001.
With goal differential a part of the tiebreaking formula at the conclusion of the preliminary round, the Canadians ran it up against their overmatched opponent.
"With goal differential that could come upon us later in the tournament, it was very important for us to get as many goals as we can and keep the pucks out of our net," Subban said. "The good thing is, we don't have time to dwell on it. We turn around tomorrow and we're back into it again."
Canada (2-0) will face Germany (1-1) on Monday, then finish Pool A play Wednesday against the United States (1-0), which faced the Czech Republic (0-1) later Sunday.
At the Ottawa Civic Centre, Russia and Sweden improved to 2-0 in Pool B. Russia beat Finland 5-2, and Sweden topped Slovakia 3-1. Slovakia is 1-1, and Finland 0-2.
Nikita Filatov, on loan from the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Dmitri Klopov each scored two goals for Russia, and linemate Evgeni Dadonov had a goal and two assists.
Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves for Sweden, and Simon Hjalmarsson, Mikael Backlund and Erik Karlsson scored goals.


Updated : 2021-01-17 15:12 GMT+08:00