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After losing Lafrenière early in the 2nd, the shell-shocked Canadians provided up a fourth objective when Alexandrov swept in front and tucked a shot past Daws, who is playing in his first-ever worldwide tournament, at 2:18 to end the netminder's night.

To make matters worse, the Russians jeered Daws as he exited the ice in favour of Hofer.

" You've got to let goalies battle," Hunter stated when asked if he considered making a switch in the first intermission. "When they scored the 4th, then that modifications."

Likewise green on this phase, Hofer made a couple conserves after joining the fray, however Sokolov tipped a point shot home with 6:51 remaining in the 2nd and the thrashing was really on at 5-0.

In 2015's bronze medallists kept coming, and Denisenko scored off the rush with 3:36 left in the duration before jumping against the boards in celebration near one of the Maple Leaf flags dotting the pro-Canadian crowd.

The Russians were the remarkable group from start to complete after losing to the Czechs, however goaltending was Canada's biggest question mark entering into the competition.

Now together with Lafrenière's uncertain status, that stays the case.

" We've got to put this behind us and gain from this, find out form what we did wrong," Dellandrea stated. "A great deal of teams that win this go through some sort of loss.

" We're great here."

" We're really dissatisfied," stated captain Barrett Hayton, whose team dealt with the nation's most challenging start to the tournament because 1980 with the U.S. and Russia back-to-back. Canada fell 2-1 to the Russians in the final round-robin video game of last year's competition in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., to set up a difficult quarterfinal matchup with Finland. Hockey Canada published an apology to social media after the video game.