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Live from the World Junior Championship

We're a few minutes away from puck drop here at HSBC Arena for Canada's clash with Norway. Canada is a heavy favorite, as expected, heading into the game against a team that needed to win the lesser version of the tournament in order to qualify for this year's top division of the world championship.

Third period

9:18 p.m.: Puck drop.

16:29 left: Popular belief heading into this game was that Canada goalie Mark Visentin, making his first start of the tournament, wouldn't be too busy. He has faced 27 shots, although only a few high quality ones. Goal he gave up was one he'd probably like to have back.

6:18 left: Canada has had some chances in this period as even though they're not going full throttle- a by product of the difference in skill level between the two teams. Shots 36-31 Canada.

3:25 left: Canada is still trying. Schenn lays out and knocks in rebound in front of the net for his fourth goal of the game. Canada leads, 8-1.

2:42 left: Will they reach double-digits? Sean Couturier scores. Canada leads, 9-1.

1:14 left: Potential 10th goal disallowed as refs rule net knocked off before puck crossed goal line, prompting Canadian fans to boo.

29.0 left: They get to cheer one more goal as Gudbranson scores for his second of the game. Canada leads, 10-1.

Final: Canada wins, 10-1. Canada outshoots Norway, 43-32.

Second intermission update

Zack Kassian watching from the press box and ushered out by Team Canada official, declining interview request, although he did say on the record the apple he was eating while waiting for the elevator "is delicious."

Second period

8:30 p.m.: Puck drop.

19:16 left: Hats off to Schenn, he nets his third of the game. Canada leads, 7-1.

8:33 left: Canada at this point has kind of taken the foot off the gas although Norway's Volden made a fine glove save on Connolly's breakaway chance.

End of second: Canada is now outshooting Norway, 29-23. At this point, Canada is just trying to get out of the game healthy and is playing as such.

First period

7:38 p.m.: Puck drop.

18:19 left: Four crushing hits within a 40-second span by the Canadians, including one by Marcus Foligno.

17:59 left: That didn't take long. Canada scores the first of what could be many goals with Casey Cizikas finishing off a 2-on-0 pass from Brett Connolly after a Norweigan defenseman lost an edge and turned the puck over in his own zone. Canada leads, 1-0.

15:10 left: Brayden Schenn gets his second goal of the tournament and event leading eighth point. Canada leads, 2-0.

9:15 left: Erik Gudbranson's screen shot from the point finds the net. Canada leads, 3-0.

6:33 left: Louis LeBlanc scores on a wrap-around. Canada leads, 4-0.

6:25 left: Rasmus Juell's shot hits Mark Visentin's glove and trickles in to break the shutout. Canada leads, 4-1.

5:26 left: Canada chases Norway goalie Steffen Soberg as Schenn's wrister from the left circle caps a three goals in 1:07 sequence. Canada leads, 5-1.

2:00 left: Foligno's change up along the ice fools Norway goalie Lars Volden. Canada leads, 6-0.

End of first: Canada leads 6-1. It's a blowout. Foligno didn't even really celerate his goal except for business as usual type of high five line going past the bench. If it's any consolation, Norway outshot the Canadians, 16-15.

---Miguel Rodriguez

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