COLOGNE, Germany (AP) Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings had a hat trick, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin added his fifth goal in five games and unbeaten Russia cruised into the ice hockey world championship quarterfinals with a 6-1 victory over Denmark on Sunday.
The two-time defending champions improved to 4-0 and lead Group E with 12 points. Russia, a record 25-time champion, also extended its worlds winning streak to 23 games, dating to a 2-1 overtime loss against Finland in 2007.
In Group F, Jonas Andersson scored two goals as Sweden beat Canada 3-1 to improve to 3-1 with nine points and earn a spot in the quarterfinals. Canada’s record dropped to 2-2 for six points despite Brooks Laich’s final goal of the game.
The United States, meanwhile, earned its second straight shutout with Ottawa Senators forward Nick Foligno scoring twice and Brandon Dubinsky of the New York Rangers adding a goal and two assists in a 4-0 triumph over France in the relegation round.