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Day 3 of the WJHC: Romanov and Russia dominate Canada

Alexander Romanov and his country got the best of Canada for a second straight year in the preliminaries

by François Lafleur, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - After Cole Caufield and Jordan Harris the day before, it was now Alexander Romanov and Mattias Norlinder's turn to play their second games of the tournament.

Russia 6 - Canada 0

Two days after Russia was surprised by the Czech Republic at the opening of the tournament, there was nothing better than a date with archrival Canada to help forget about the loss.

And what a reply it was, with Russia beating Canada 6-0.

He may not have gotten his name on the scoresheet, but Romanov continued to demonstrate his effectiveness with a plus-3 differential, tied with four other players for tops on the roster.

The defenseman spent seven minutes on the ice in the first period, but circumstances in the game allowed coach Valeri Bragin to better redistribute his ice time after that.

In the win, the Habs prospect logged 18:46 of ice time and registered two shots on net.

Switzerland 2 - Sweden 5

At the very same time over in Trinec, Sweden beat Switzerland 5-2.

Just like Romanov, Norlinder was held pointless in the game.

However, he saw his ice time grow by more than four minutes from his previous outing.

The Canadiens' third-round pick in 2019 finished with 11:26 of ice time and two shots on goal.

What's on tap for Sunday?

Three Habs prospects will be featured in the same game when Russia takes on the United States.

That means Romanov will face off against defenseman Jordan Harris and forward Cole Caufield.

Schedule for Day 4

Kazakhstan - Finland - 9:00 a.m. ET (TSN 3/4/5 and RDS 2)

United States - Russia - 1:00 p.m. ET (TSN 4/5 and RDS 2)

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