HELSINKI (AP) — Dion Phaneuf scored twice and Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots to help Canada crush Kazakhstan 8-0 Saturday and reach the quarterfinals of hockey’s world championships.
Canada (5-0-1) can clinch the top seed in the Helsinki with a victory in its final round-robin game against Belarus on Tuesday. Kazakhstan (0-5-1) will be relegated to a lower group next year.
Phaneuf, a defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, opened the scoring at 15:45. Anaheim’s Corey Perry scored at 12:05 of the second period, with Alexandre Burrows following five minutes later.
Winnipeg’s Evander Kane began a five-goal streak in the final period. The other goals came from the Rangers’ John Tavares, Tampa Bay’s Teddy Purcell, Phaneuf and Edmonton’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.