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Day 9: World Hockey Championship

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

France 1, Finland 3

Former Canadiens goaltender Cristobal Huet helped keep things scoreless through 20 before Finland pulled ahead with a three-goal second period to remain undefeated in the tournament.

Habs prospect Tim Bozon did not see any ice time for the French Side.

Russia 5, Switzerland 1

Canadiens defensemen Alexei Emelin and forward Sven Andrighetto faced-off with Russia and Switzerland on Saturday. A pair of one-goal periods by Russia kept things close through 40, until the hosts enjoyed two 5-on-3 advantages in the final frame to put the game out of reach.

Emelin recorded one shot on goal and was a -1 over 15:45 of ice time as Russia now sits second in Group A behind Tomas Plekanec’s Czechs.

Andrighetto meanwhile was held scoreless over 13:46 of ice time, registering three shots on goal as Switzerland now hangs on to the final playoff spot.

Canada 5, Slovakia 0

Canada blanked Slovakia 5-0 on Saturday to remain tied with the unbeaten Finns atop Group B.

Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher was nevertheless held scoreless in Team Canada's five-goal outing, registering just a pair of first-period shots over 11:36 of ice time.

Habs prospect Martin Reway for his part played 15:50 for Slovakia, testing goaltender Cam Talbot just once in the middle frame.

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