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Jeff Carter leads Canada’s rout of Austria in Olympic men’s hockey
Drew Doughty, Shea Weber also score in 6-0 win for Canadians
Team Canada’s men’s hockey team celebrates against AustriaShea Weber (6) of Canada celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal in the first period against Austria Friday. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
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Defenceman P.K. Subban and forward Matt Duchene will replace Dan Hamhuis and Patrick sharp in Canada’s lineup when the men’s hockey team squares off against Austria Friday (CBC’s live streaming begins at noon, ET).
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Jeff Carter completes natural hat-trick against Austria
Jeff Carter scored a natural hat trick, and Team Canada’s blue-line continued its offensive outburst as the Olympic men’s hockey squad routed Austria 6-0 Friday at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0 and sit atop Group B with six points, three ahead of second-place Finland.
Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. It’s not immediately clear who will get the call between the pipes for Canada’s next game against Finland on Sunday (streaming live on cbc.ca/Olympics at 12 p.m. ET).
San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau had three assists for the Canadians, who were all over the porous Austrian defence. They churned out 40 shots on goal compared to just 23 for Austria.
Austrian goaltender Bernhard Starkbaum prevented a much more lopsided score and was solid in withstanding a barrage of shots from the potent Canadian offence, making 22 saves before exiting ahead of the third period.
Perhaps his best stop came as Anaheim Ducks sniper Corey Perry swooped in on a penalty shot but was denied by Starkbaum’s glove hand.
Starkbaum would give way to backup goalie Mathias Lange for the third, who held the Canadians off the score sheet and turned aside 15 shots.
The result may provide some comfort to uneasy fans, who might have been concerned following Canada’s tournament-opening 3-1 win over Norway Thursday. The offensive output was also important as total goals determine seeding going forward