2009 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Game Summary
Canada 5 - Norway 1


KLOTEN, Switzerland – The routine victories just keep on coming for Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championship.

Drew Doughty had a goal and two assists Sunday as the Canadians beat Norway 5-1.

Canada has outscored its opponents by a combined score of 32-6 and has yet to trail at any point of the tournament. The first strong challenge could come Monday when Canada wraps up the qualification round with a game against Finland.

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After that, it will travel to Bern for the medal round starting with a quarter-final game on Wednesday.

Matthew Lombardi, Dan Hamhuis, Steven Stamkos and Jason Spezza also had goals for Canada (5-0).

Mats Zuccarello Aasen replied for Norway (1-3-1).

Defencemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Braydon Coburn were able to ease their way into the Canadian lineup as coach Lindy Ruff cycled through eight blue-liners. Travis Zajac also looked good in his first game while playing on a line with Shawn Horcoff and Mike Fisher.

The Norwegians lost 2-1 to Canada at last year's world championship and briefly looked as though they might be able to keep this one close. After Lombardi opened the scoring by splitting the defence and slipping the puck between Andre Lysenstoen's legs, Zuccarello Aasen tied the game on a power play.

He beat Chris Mason at 12:53 of the first period by banking the puck off the Canadian goalie from behind the net.

A pair of goals just under a minute apart put Canada ahead for good. The smooth-skating Hamhuis made a couple nice moves before beating Lysenstoen with a well-placed wrist shot at 17:08, and Stamkos got his tournament-leading sixth goal with a nice one-timer at 18:03.

The Canadians really turned it on the second period.

Spezza made it 4-1 just 37 seconds in by lifting a rebound over Lysenstoen during a delayed penalty call. That chased the Norwegian goalie – a predictable occurrence since it's the fourth time Canada has seen it happen in five games here.

Pal Grotnes held his own in relief, surrendering a goal to Doughty with a low shot in the second period before closing the door in the third.

Mason earned his third victory of the tournament and also had an assist on Lombardi's game-opening goal. He's the fourth Canadian goaltender to register a point at this event.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2009 World Championship Location/Emplacement Zurich-Kloten, SUI
Date Sun. May 3, 2009 Arena/Aréna Arena Zurich-Kloten
Time/Heure 10:15 pm ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Qualification Game # 40


Box Score/Compte


First Period/Première période

04:40 CAN Matthew Lombardi (Drew Doughty, Chris Mason) PP/AN
12:53 NOR Mats Zuccarello Aasen (Anders Bastiansen, Morten Ask) PP/AN
17:08 CAN Dan Hamhuis (Drew Doughty)
18:03 CAN Steven Stamkos (Martin St. Louis, Shane Doan)

04:08 NOR Tore Vikingstad (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
11:14 CAN Marc-Edouard Vlasic (Holding/Retenir)

Second Period/Deuxième période

00:37 CAN Jason Spezza (Shea Weber, Mike Fisher)
12:07 CAN Drew Doughty (Colby Armstrong)

02:03 NOR Alexander Bonsaken (Holding/Retenir)
04:09 NOR Juha Kaunismaki (Interference/Obstruction)
07:10 NOR Tore Vikingstad (Hooking/Accrocher)
09:08 NOR Alexander Bonsaken (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
15:16 NOR Tommy Jakobsen (Hooking/Accrocher)

Third Period/Troisième période


01:04 CAN Bench (Too Many Players/Trop de joueurs)
04:14 NOR Kristian Forsberg (Kneeing/Donner du genou)
05:42 NOR Anders Myrvold (Hooking/Accrocher)


Goaltenders CAN Chris Mason
Gardiens de but NOR Andre Lysenstoen Pal Grotnes (in 2nd/01:16)

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 18 16 13 47
Tirs au but NOR 12 5 13 30

Referee/Arbitre Rick Looker (USA), Soeren Persson (SWE)
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Christian Kaspar (AUT), Tobias Wehrli (SUI)


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