Canada Tops Norway 5-0 in Denmark

Connor McDavid had a hat trick while Curtis McElhinney and Darcy Kuemper shared the shutout as Canada beat Norway 5-0 at the world hockey championship.

Bo Horvat added his first two goals of the tournament to round out the scoring.

After opening the round-robin portion of their schedule with three games in four days, Canada's players looked rested and energized against Norway after two days off.

McDavid walked out from behind the net before firing high over the blocker of Norway goaltender Lars Haugen to open the scoring just 1:23 into the first period.

Canada's Captain added his second of the night as he shot the puck over Haugen's stick as he fell to the ice at the right faceoff dot with 4:19 left in the first period, then completed his hat trick before the game was half over, roofing the puck over a sprawled Haugen at 8:51 of the second period.

Horvat scored on a shorthanded breakaway at 12:49 of the first while McDavid was serving a high-sticking penalty and from in close off a pass from Pierre Luc-Dubois at 2:24 of the third.

 

— with files from The Canadian Press