Game Notes

Ken Wiebe -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:57 AM ET

CANADA 9 GERMANY 0 THREE STARS

1. Dion Phaneuf -- The Team Canada defenceman chipped in a pair of first period assists and was a physical presence throughout.

2. Anthony Stewart -- The power forward began to work his way out of the doghouse by producing a pair of goals and doing a better job of being involved.

3. Rejean Beauchemin -- Although he wasn't tested often, the Winnipegger stopped everything that came his way and deserves points for being able to stay awake despite numerous stretches of inactivity.

TURNING POINT

Following half a period of scoreless action, Canada struck for two goals in 46 seconds then put an exclamation point on the four-goal period with a pair of power play markers 47 seconds apart late in the period to turn a relatively close game into a blowout.

SMACK OF THE GAME

Although he was penalized for charging on the play, Sidney Crosby laid out German defenceman Moritz Muller midway through the third period.

HIGHLIGHTREEL

Clarke MacArthur showed tremendous hand-eye co-ordination on the second goal of the game when he reached back and deflected a point shot home at 10:51 of the first period.

BUMPS AND BRUISES

After taking a hit in the corner from Muller, Team Canada captain Mike Richards left the ice favouring his right leg late in the first period. Richards came out for the second but headed back to the dressing room 3:06 into the period and did not return. Televised reports said Richards was suffering from a charley horse. Right-winger Jeremy Colliton sat out with a knee injury and remains day-to-day. Defenceman Brent Seabrook played his second game in as many days and showed no effects from the shoulder injury that had kept him on the shelf.

UP NEXT

Following a stretch of three games in four days, Canada is scheduled to practice today before returning to game action tomorrow against Finland at 3:38 p.m. (TSN). If Finland loses to Sweden tonight in Thief River Falls, Minn., Canada would be assured of first place in Group B. If Finland beats Sweden, tomorrow's tilt will determine who will win the pool and move into Sunday's semifinal.


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