Ottawa Senators center Stephane Da Costa had two goals and two assists during a four-goal third period to lead France to a 6-2 victory against Denmark in preliminary-round play of the 2014 IIHF World Championship at Chizhovka Arena in Belarus.
The victory enabled France to advance to the quarterfinal round of the World Championship for the first time since 1995. Left wing Antoine Roussel (Dallas Stars) had a goal and three assists, and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare had a goal and two assists in the win.
"This is huge for French hockey," France coach Dave Henderson told the IIHF website. "It's been a long time since it last happened. I'm totally happy with the team."