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Canada 6, Austria 0
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BULLET POINTS: Canada got out to an early lead on Drew Doughty’s goal 5:24 into the game and never looked back. Austria did have some scoring chances, but were turned away by Roberto Luongo. The Canadian goaltender made 23 saves en route to the shutout. Shea Weber added a first period goal before Jeff Carter would tally three goals in the second period. Ryan Getzlaf capped off Canada’s scoring with a shorthanded goal late in the second period. The victory keeps Canada in the second spot in Group B on aggregate scoring as Finland has a plus-nine goal differential,  one goal better than Canada’s plus-eight.

CARTER: Carter used five shots to score three goals during a 11:54 span in the second period. His first goal was scored as he exited the penalty box to join Sidney Crosby and Patrick Marleau on an odd-man rush. Marleau assisted on all three of Carter’s goals. Carter posted a team-low 8:46 of ice time for Canada. Carter also backchecked well to deny a Michael Grabner opportunity in the first period.

DOUGHTY: Doughty recoded one goal on two shots in the game and has now scored in each of Canada’s first two games. The Kings defenseman scored five-hold on a wristshot through traffic and ended the game with a plus-one rating and 13:41 of ice time over 21 shifts. Doughty was once again primarily paired with Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

THEIR WORDS: “It’s a pretty good team,” said defenseman Duncan Keith in an interview with Pierre McGuire of NBC. “Obviously a lot of great players and it’s just a matter of everybody just keeping it simple and playing their own game. You know everybody is going to be so good out there. There is a lot of great teams and we have to come together as a team and play that good team game because I think whoever wins this tournament is going to have the best team and they would have come together the quickest and plays a great team game.”

“I just think we played better as a team.” said forward Jonathan Toews in an interview with Pierre McGuire of NBC. “I think we knew where we wanted to put pucks to keep plays alive. I think the first period yesterday – sometimes we were chasing pucks, finally we got possession and we gave it up a little bit too easily because we were a little too eager to give it to our linemates. So I think each guy played their own game tonight and confidence as far as creating offense is going to come more and more as we go along, but we were smart in our own zone as well. ”

NEXT GAME: Finland vs. Canada, Sunday, February 16, 9:00 a.m. PT, USA Network recap
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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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