Canada pounds US 5-1 in world championship opener

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Canada pounded the United States 5-1 in their opening game of the world ice hockey championship on Friday.

The U.S. held the lead for less than a minute in the first period thanks to Patrick Maroon's power-play goal, before Taylor Hall leveled for Canada. Brendan Gallagher's wrist shot put Canada in front at the end of the first.

The U.S. outshot Canada 14-11 in the second but went further behind when Duchene was allowed time to line up a wrister.

Boone Jenner made it 4-1 in the third, beating Keith Kincaid from a tight angle, and Matt Marchand scored the fifth on a breakaway with Canada short-handed.

Ryan O'Reilly had two assists.