Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and Sergei Gonchar had two assists as Russia stormed past Denmark, 9-1, Friday at the IIHF World Championship in Moscow.
Gonchar set up Malkin for Russia’s third goal, while Gonchar added another assist on Russia’s last goal in the triumph.
Russia returns to action Sunday against Ukraine.
Jordan Staal and Colby Armstrong did not register a point for Canada in its 3-2 triumph over Germany. Canada returns to action Monday against Norway.
Jarkko Ruutu went scoreless in Finland’s 5-0 win over Ukraine. The Finns return to action Sunday against Denmark.