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Team Canada Improves to 4-0

Canada looked human, being tied after two periods with Germany.

TSN/Canadian Press

The juggernaut that is Team Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championships continued to roll on today beating Germany 5-2 and remaining perfect picking up their fourth win in four games. Team Canada jumped out to an early lead but let the Germans climb back into the game before slamming the pedal down and dominating the 3rd period and getting the win.

1st Period:
Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers) opened the scoring 3:53 into the game with the lone assist going to Ryan Murray (Columbus Blue Jackets) making it 1-0 for Canada.

2nd Period:
Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks) made it 2-0 at 3:22 mark of 2nd period on the power-play with assists going to Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche) and Derick Brassard (New York Rangers).

Patrick Reimer scored for Germany at 11:31 in 2nd to make it a 2-1 game assisted from Marcel Noebels and Dominik Kahun and then Sinan Akdag tied the game 2-2 at the 17:36 mark with Philip Gogulla and Felix Schutz picking up the assists.

3rd Period:
Just 3:12 into the 3rd period Taylor Hall scored his 2nd goal of the game from Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers) and Michael Matheson to give Canada the lead. McDavid skated through the slot drawing the German defence with him and then passed out to Hall in the slot for the easy tap-in.

Boone Jenner (Columbus Blue Jackets) would extend Canada's lead to 4-2 at the 6:50 mark of the 3rd period. Assisted by Morgan Rielly (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Derick Brassard.

Then with just over four minutes left to play in the 3rd period, Cody Ceci (Ottawa Senators) gave Canada an insurance goal on the power-play with an assist from Ryan O'Reilly (Buffalo Sabres) to make the final score 5-2.

Game Notes:
Canada's shooting percentage was 23%
Taylor Hall and Derick Brassard both had 2 points
Brassard's 2 points put him in a tie for 4th place in tournament scoring

Canada's next game is Saturday, May 14th when they take on Slovakia at 11:15pm MST.