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WORLDS RECAP: CANADA ROLLS HUNGARY TO IMPROVE TO 2-0

by Chris Ryndak / Buffalo Sabres

Team Canada improved to 2-0-0 at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia with a 7-1 victory over Hungary on Sunday.

Sam Reinhart tallied a secondary assist on Mark Stone's goal 7:12 into the second period to make it 3-1, which helped Canada start to break the game open. The apple marked Reinhart's first point of the tournament.

He started on a line with Brad Marchand and Connor McDavid, who both had productive games for the Canadians. Marchand scored and McDavid put up a goal and an assist. McDavid was one of six members of Team Canada with a multi-point night. Defenseman Michael Matheson led the team with a goal and two assists.

While Ryan O'Reilly did not record a point, he finished the game with two shots and an even rating. He was second among forwards on the club in ice time with 18:22 (behind Taylor Hall's 19:09).

Calvin Pickard made 21 saves for Team Canada. The Canadians outshot Hungary 36-22.

It was tight for a bit as Istvan Bartalis scored for the Hungarians to make it 2-1 with 1:46 remaining in the first period, but Hungary wouldn't get any closer. In the second period, Canada scored four goals in a span of 5:33 to chase goaltender Zoltan Hetenyi from the net and pull away with an insurmountable lead.

Through two games, Team Canada sits atop Group B, having outscored their opponents 12-2. They'll next play Belarus on Monday at 9:15 a.m. EST.

At the same time, Zemgus Girgensons and Team Latvia will square off against Russia at 9:15 a.m. EST.

Later on Monday, Team USA, featuring Jake McCabe and Hudson Fasching, will take on Finland at 1:15 p.m. EST. That game can be seen live on NBCSN.

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