Defending champions Sweden continued their impressive form at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, while Canada were also victorious on Thursday.
After losing their Group B opener, Sweden – winners of the past two editions of the tournament – have cruised to three straight victories, the latest of which was a 9-1 thrashing of Austria.
NHL trio Elias Lindholm, Elias Pettersson and Gabriel Landeskog each finished with a goal and two assists in their latest comprehensive win.
The Czech Republic joined Sweden with three wins from four by beating Latvia 6-3.
In Group A, Canada – who claimed back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016 – recorded a 5-2 win over France.
Vegas Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault had two assists for Canada, who also have three wins from four.
Finland sit second in the group and are well-placed to reach the quarter-finals after overcoming Denmark 3-1.