PRAGUE — Connor Bedard scored twice once more and added an help as Canada eased previous Denmark 5-1 Sunday for its second straight victory on the ice hockey world championship.

Dylan Cozens, Dawson Mercer and Pierre-Luc Dubois additionally scored for Canada, whose goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped 19 pictures within the Group A sport in Prague.

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Heart John Tavares recorded an help as he joined the workforce for the primary time after the Toronto Maple Leafs had been eradicated by the Boston Bruins within the Stanley Cup.

Bedard additionally scored two in Canada’s 4-2 win over Britain on Saturday of their match’s opening sport. The 18-year-old rookie for the Chicago Blackhawks opened the scoring 2:24 into Sunday’s sport with a shot from the blue line that went by means of visitors in entrance of the purpose.

Cozens doubled the benefit within the opening interval by wristing the shot into the roof of the web on an influence play.

Bedard added his second early within the last interval with a one-timer from shut vary.

Mercer added the fourth for Canada into an empty internet as Denmark pulled goaltender Frederik Dichow with two minutes left and Dubois accomplished the win on an influence play.

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Christian Wejse had lowered the result in 2-1 on a rebound within the center interval.

Final yr’s bronze medalist Latvia prevailed 3-2 over France in additional time in Group B in Ostrava.

Earlier, Finland shut out newcomer Nice Britain 8-0 for its first victory. Oliver Kapanen scored a hat trick and Mikael Granlund had 4 assists for the Finns who recovered from a 1-0 shootout loss to the host Czech Republic within the opening sport.

Finland goaltender Emil Larmi made 14 saves for the shutout in Prague.

For the British, it was a second straight loss after a 4-2 defeat to Canada in its first sport.

Slovakia additionally registered its first win, a 6-2 victory over Kazakhstan in Group B.

Switzerland performs Austria in Group A and Sweden meets one other newcomer, Poland, in Group B later Sunday. t