The Czech Republic joined Canada atop Group B at the World Hockey Championship in Paris, dropping France by a score of 5-2 on Sunday.
Michal Repik (two goals), Tomas Zohorna, Tomas Kundratek, David Pastrnak and Jan Rutta were the goal scorers for the winning side.
Tomas Plekanec and Jakub Jerabek were both held off the scoresheet in 18:07 and 16:49 of ice time, respectively. Jerabek finished the game with a plus-1 differential.
With the win, the Czech Republic has now collected 13 points in the tournament, placing them atop Group B alongside Canada.
The Czech Republic plays their last game of the preliminary round on Tuesday against Switzerland.