Canada runs over the Czechs
The record home crowd pleased when Canada wins 8-1
Canada showed good scoring efficiency when they defeated Czech Republic. The Canadians scored eight goals on 37 shots while the Czechs only found the net once on 22 attempts.
Potential number one pick in the NHL draft, John Tavares was a key factor for Canada in this victory. The first period was actually looking to end goalless when Tavares scored the important opener with only four seconds left of the first period.
Tavares also made it 2-0 at 22:09 and when he assisted Angelo Esposito to 3-0 it was all about Canada who scored four goals in the second period. The maple leafs added three goals more in the third period before Jan Kana finally put the Czechs on the score board with two minutes left of the game.
The 8-1 win of course pleased the home crowd. The attendance was 19,622! A new record for the WJC.
Canada - Czech Republic 8-1 (1-0,4-0,3-1)
1-0 (19:56) Tavares (Eberle, Ellis) PP
2-0 (22:09) Tavers (Eberle, Hodgson) PP
3-0 (27:08) Esposito (Tavares)
4-0 (28:13) Ellis (Boychuk, Hogdson)
5-0 (33:33) Ennis (Sonne)
6-0 (42:08) Di Domenico (Ennis, Boychuk)
7-0 (48:18) Boychuk
8-0 (51:51) Pietrangelo (Ellis, Di Domenico)
8-1 (58:00) Kana (Roman)
Shots: 37-22 (10-4,16-9,11-9)
Story added on 27th December 2008 at 11:43 GMT
Story submitted by: Fredrik Pålsson.