KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund scored his tournament-leading fifth goal, Friday, as Sweden blanked France, 4-0 in the second round of the ice hockey world championship.
Berglund has five goals in four games and a plus-minus rating of plus-four.
Sweden is tied with Canada for the Group F lead with seven points.
Meanwhile, Jordan Eberle and captain Rick Nash scored in a penalty shootout to lift Canada to a 4-3 victory over the United States in Round 2 play on Friday.
In Bratislava, Marek Zidlicky, Martin Havlat and Patrik Elias scored to lead defending champion Czech Republic to a 3-2 win over host Slovakia, securing a spot in the quarterfinals. Finland prevailed in a penalty shootout to beat Germany 5-4.
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