Canada 6, Denmark 1
New York (The Draft Analyst) — Brayden Point had a three-point game as Canada exploded for four goals in the second period in Monday’s 6-1 rout of Denmark in the preliminary round of the World Junior Championship from Helsinki, Finland.
Canada (1-1) rebounded from Saturday’s tough 4-2 loss to the United States with a complete thrashing of Denmark, which was outshot by the Canadians, 58-11. Mitchell Marner, Dylan Strome and Mathew Barzal — all first round picks in last June’s NHL Entry Draft — each recorded a goal and an assist.
Anthony Beauvillier responded to a goal by Denmark’s Alexander True with his first of the tournament to tie the score 1-1, and Point, who has been battling though an injury, assisted on John Quenneville’s go-ahead goal just 1:14 into the second period which gave Canada a 2-1 lead. Quenneville’s tally was the second of six unanswered goals by Canada — each by a different scorer. Lawson Crouse also scored his first goal of the competition, and goalie Mason McDonald stopped 10 shots for the win.
Mathias Seldrup was impressive, stopping 52 shots in defeat for Denmark, which beat Switzerland on Sunday and faces Sweden on Wednesday.