Sunday, May 07, 2006

Crosby and Bergeron light up Norway

Canada and Sidney Crosby continue to roll along against the weaker teams at the World Championships in Riga.

Crosby scored a beautiful goal and set up three others while Bergeron added two goals and an assist to pace Canada to an easy 7-1 victory over Norway on Sunday night at the IIHF world hockey championship.

Each member of the dynamic duo has six points in two games, tying them for the early tournament scoring lead.

Brad Boyes, Mike Comrie, Jason Williams and captain Brendan Shanahan also had goals for Canada (2-0-0), which will get a tougher test on Tuesday against the United States

Goalie Alex Auld made his first start and finished with 14 saves, losing his shutout at 7:43 of the third when Patrick Joresen scored on a 5-on-3 power play for Norway (0-2-0).

Just like its first game, Canada held a 3-0 lead after the first period. The similarities end there. Crosby took a pass from Bergeron in the neutral zone and skated around two Norwegian defenders before beating goalie Pal Grotnes with a nifty deke to make it 4-0 just over a minute into the second.

Full game recap here.

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