MONTREAL - David Pastrnak scored twice and added an assist while Miroslav Svoboda stopped 33 shots as the Czech Republic defeated Canada 5-2 at the world junior development camp on Friday.
The Czechs scored twice in the first period and less than a minute into the second before Connor McDavid responded for Canada (3-1-0) midway through the period. Bo Horvat also scored for the Canadians in the third after the Czechs made it 4-1.
The Czech Republic went 3 for 11 on the power play while Canada scored once on six chances with the man advantage. The Canadians racked up 79 minutes in penalties compared to just 22 for the Czechs. Brett Ritchie had 31 minutes in penalties for Canada — including a fighting major, instigator, and game misconduct when the final horn sounded to end the game.