Unbeaten Canada gains quarterfinals
MONTREAL -- Ryan Smyth scored two goals to lead Canada to a 5-1 victory over Slovakia on Wednesday night in the World Cup of Hockey.
Canada, which beat the United States 2-1 on Tuesday night, improved to 2-0 in the tournament and is now guaranteed a home game for the quarterfinals next Wednesday in Toronto.
"It's obviously exciting when you feel like you're contributing," said Smyth. "We played a sound hockey game, now it's just a matter of getting better for the next step."