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Canada blanks France 4-0 at 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia

May 16, 18:21 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Canada, which is currently on the winning streak of six matches will play its last match of the group stage against Finland on Tuesday, while France will play against Belarus
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MOSCOW, May 16. /TASS/. Reigning World Champions Canada continued their winning streak at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia defeating France 4-0 on Monday afternoon in St. Petersburg.

The score was opened in the first half of the opening period by Canada’s Mark Stone. His teammate Matt Duchene scored another goal for their team in the second period.

Assisted by Mark Stone in the fourth minute of the closing period Mark Scheifele increased the score to 3-0.

With some five minutes remaining before the final siren Canada’s Corey Perry scored another goal for his team sealing the final score at 4-0.

Canada, which is currently on the winning streak of six matches will play its last match of the group stage against Finland on Tuesday, while France will play against Belarus.

The matches of the 2016 IIHF World Championship are held in the Russian capital of Moscow and in the country’s second largest city of St. Petersburg between May 6 and 22. A total of 16 national teams, qualified to play in the 2016 IIHF World Championship, were divided into two groups. The 12,000-seat VTB Ice Palace in Moscow hosts the matches of Group A, which comprise the teams from Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Latvia, Norway, Denmark and Kazakhstan.

The 6,000-seat Yubileiny Arena hosts the matches of Group B teams, which are from Canada, Finland, the United States, Slovakia, Belarus, France, Germany and Hungary.

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