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."
Statement from Barrett Hayton and Hockey Canada. Canada had a couple opportunities at the other end, however the Russians made it 2-0 at 10:14 when Dorofeyev found himself alone in front to roof a backhand. <a
Canada was already in big trouble prior to its super star was felled by injury.Group Canada's Alexis Lafrenière suffers injury after crash with goalie:
While losing a talent like Lafrenière is a blow to any roster, Canada was second-best all night.
" You can't use excuses," Hunter stated. "The Russians had a great video game. We simply need to learn from it and move on."
First nothing since 1998
Saturday's taking apart significant the very first time given that Dec. 27, 1998, that Canada has been locked out at the world juniors-- snapping a streak of 134 successive video games.
" We're actually disappointed," said captain Barrett Hayton, whose group faced the country's most hard start to the competition given that 1980 with the U.S. and Russia back-to-back. "We weren't nearly good enough and the Russians played truly well."
Nikita Alexandrov, with a goal and an assist, Alexander Khovanov, Pavel Dorofeyev, Nikita Rtischev, Yegor Sokolov and Grigory Denisenko scored for Russia, which rebounded in outstanding fashion from a 4-3 upset loss to the host Czech Republic on Boxing Day.
Miftakhov, who started in place of Yaroslav Askarov after the 17-year-old phenom was drawn in that one, registered 28 saves for the shutout.
" We're starving every game, it's world juniors," Khovanov stated. "You wait nearly your entire life to play these games."
Nico Daws permitted 4 objectives on 18 shots for Canada prior to getting the hook in favour of Joel Hofer, who completed with 20 saves.
" No need to point fingers at the goalies," Smith said. "It begins with our group being all set to go."
In other Group B action, Germany stunned the Czechs 4-3 for the country's very first success at the tournament since late 2013.
The Canadians, Russians, Czechs, Americans and Germans all sit with 1-1 records in what was called a "Group of Death" in the accumulation. Canada will seek to regroup Monday against upstart Germany, while Russia and the U.S. satisfy Sunday.
Canada fell 2-1 to the Russians in the last round-robin video game of last year's tournament in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., to set up a difficult quarterfinal matchup with Finland. The hosts consequently lost that one 2-1 in overtime to complete a frustrating sixth on house soil.
Coming off that emotional victory over the U.S. where they fell behind 2-0 in the very first and scored late after blowing a 4-2 lead, the Canadians were as soon as again on the back foot early.
Canadian captain's anthem apology
The Russians, meanwhile, were left fuming during the post-game anthem ceremony when Hayton declined to remove his helmet. A couple of players refused to shake hands with Canada's captain prior to the teams left the ice.Barrett Hayton didn't remove his helmet for the Russian anthem and Russia's players were not delighted about it> pic.twitter.com/thv5tCj82F— @TSN_Sports Hockey Canada posted an apology to social networks after the video game.Statement from Barrett Hayton and Hockey Canada.
pic.twitter.com/ikgoAGbalW—> @HockeyCanada Khovanov opened things just 1:44 in when Daws couldn't track a shot off his blocker and fell backwards as the puck pertained to a rest
simply over the goal line. Canada had a couple chances at the other end, but the Russians made it 2-0 at 10:14 when Dorofeyev found himself alone in front to roofing a backhand. The
Canadians, who have actually won the world juniors a record 17 times, then killed a penalty, but Rtischev scored from the slot at 13:43 to make it 3-0.
" It's all about the start of the video game, "Smith stated. "We didn't come out ready to contend. They're a desperate group and we didn't match that intensity early." It simply spiralled from there. "Daws draws the hook< img alt=" "srcset=" https://i.cbc.ca/1.5409935.1577565192!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_300/hko-world-juniors-canada-russia-20191228.jpg