Getzlaf lifts Canada past Switzerland, 3-2

Anaheim star Ryan Getzlaf broke a tie midway through the third

period to help Canada beat Switzerland 3-2 on Wednesday night in

the world hockey championships.

Edmonton’s Jordan Eberle and the New York’s Islanders’ John

Tavares also scored for Canada, 3-0 in Group A play. Damien Brunner

and Goran Bezina scored for Switzerland (2-2-0).

In the other Group A game in Helsinki, Tomas Kopecky scored

twice in Slovakia’s 4-2 victory over Kazakhstan.

In Group B in Stockholm, Sweden beat Germany 5-2 to improve to

4-0, and Norway topped Italy 6-2. Viktor Stalberg, Johan Franzen,

Marcus Kruger, Niklas Persson and Erik Karlsson scored for

Sweden.