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Canada rolls past Italy; Swiss drops shootout to Finland

Friday, 05.16.2014 / 4:37 PM ET / News
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Canada rolls past Italy; Swiss drops shootout to Finland

Peter DeBoer and Team Canada rolled to their fourth straight win at the IIHF World Championship with a 6-1 rout of Italy on Friday. 

It was the second straight 6-1 victory for the Canadians, who received a pair of goals from Cody Hodgson, and tallies from Joel Ward, Jason Chimera, Kyle Turris and Brayden Schenn.

Canada has outscored opponents 20-6 since opening the tournament with a shootout loss to France. They face undefeated Sweden on Sunday, then close out the Group A preliminary round Tuesday versus Norway.

Damien Brunner and Switzerland were also in action Friday, falling to Finland, 3-2, in a shootout. Brunner, who has two goals and two assists in five games, was denied by Pekka Rinne twice in the tiebreaker.

The Swiss have two games remaining in their Group B preliminary round: Saturday against Kazakhstan and Tuesday against Latvia.

Jaromir Jagr (2g-1a, 4 games) and the Czech Republic are back in action Saturday against Denmark in Group A. Raman Hrabarenka (1a, 4 games) and host Belarus face Germany in Group B.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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