SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Shea Weber and Jamie Benn scored in the second period to help Canada shake off a sluggish start Thursday, helping the defending Olympic champions beat Norway 3-1.
Patrick Thoresen redirected a shot in front of the net to pull the Norwegians within a score on a power play 22 seconds into the third. Drew Doughty restored the two-goal lead 1:25 later in the period.
Canada’s Carey Price made 19 saves in his Olympic debut. The star-studded team likely will not be tested until facing Finland on Sunday in the third game of the round-robin preliminary round.
Lars Haugen made 35 saves for the Norwegians.
Source: Associated Press