Canada trounces Denmark 7-1 at 2018 World Men’s Hockey Championship

Connor McDavid (Connor Mah, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada has improved to a record of two wins and a shootout loss at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Hockey Championship on Monday. Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid of Richmond Hill, Ontario led Canada in scoring with three assists as Canada trounced Denmark 7-1.

McDavid was one of five players on Team Canada who registered a multi-point game. The others were Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Burnaby, British Columbia (two goals), New York Islanders right winger Josh Bailey of Bowmanville, Ontario (one goal and one assist), New York Islanders centre Mathew Barzal of Coquitlam, British Columbia (two assists), and St. Louis Blues centre Brayden Schenn of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (two assists).

The other Canadian goal scorers were Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O’Reilly of Clinton, Ontario, Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad of Windsor, Ontario, New York Islanders right winger Jordan Eberle of Regina, Saskatchewan and Colorado Avalanche left winger Tyson Jost of St. Albert, Alberta. McDavid meanwhile leads Team Canada in points with seven, which is tied for the third most in the tournament to date.

Canada is now in second place in Group B with seven points. They trail the United States by a single point, and lead Finland by a point. However Finland has a game in hand on Canada as they have only played twice.

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