Canada edges Switzerland 3-2, United States routs Kazakhstan 10-1 at hockey world championship

Dylan Cozens scored two goals and had an assist to rally Canada past Switzerland 3-2 for the sixth win from six games at the ice hockey world championship
Canada's Dylan Cozens celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides second goal during the preliminary round match between Canada and Switzerland at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Canada's Dylan Cozens celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides second goal during the preliminary round match between Canada and Switzerland at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

PRAGUE (AP) — Dylan Cozens scored two goals and had an assist to rally Canada past Switzerland 3-2 for its sixth win from six games at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday.

Canada leads Group A with 17 points, two more than the Czech Republic in second with Switzerland another point back in third. The three teams had already clinched a spot in the playoff round.

Cozens has scored six goals at the tournament and is tied atop the scoring table with American Brady Tkachuk and Finland’s Oliver Kapanen.

Nick Paul also scored for Canada and goaltender Jordan Binnington made 20 saves including a penalty shot in the second period when the score was 2-2.

Cozens found the roof of the net on a power play 1:42 into the game to give Canada an early lead.

Switzerland answered with two goals.

Kevin Fiala wristed an equalizer past Binnington in the opening frame on a power play.

Romain Loeffel put the Swiss 2-1 up in the middle period with a slap shot from the blue line.

Cozens tied it again at 2-2 from the top of the left circle on a power play.

Paul scored the winner for Canada on a power play, completing a series of passes by scoring into an open goal midway through the second.

Canada will complete the preliminary round on Tuesday against the Czech Republic, when Switzerland will face Finland.

In Group B, Latvia prevailed over Slovakia 3-2 in a penalty shootout. The result sent the United States to the next round.

Tkachuk scored three power play goals and added an assist to help the United States rout Kazakhstan 10-1.

Its fourth victory lifted the Americans to second place in Group B with 13 points, one ahead of Germany and Slovakia with a game against Latvia, which has nine points, on Tuesday to play in the preliminary round.

Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and four assists to become the United States record scorer with 43 points, one more than Patrick Kane.

Matt Boldy scored twice and had four assists, Brock Nelson and Luke Kunin both had a goal and an assist, and Gavin Brindley and Kevin Hayes also scored.

Alex Nedeljkovic made 13 saves.

In a four-goal opening period, Tkatchuk tipped in a shot by Zach Werenski on a power play to increase the U.S. lead to 2-0, and buried a rebound to make it 4-0 on a power play.

He completed his hat trick to increase the advantage to 8-0 with a one-timed shot from the right circle on another power play in the final period.

Alikhan Omirbekov scored the consolation goal for Kazakhstan when his team was 9-0 down.

In Group A, Austria beat Norway 4-1 and is tied for fourth place with Finland.

The top four from each group advance to the playoff round.

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Canada's John Tavares falls over Switzerland's goalkeeper Leonardo Genoni during the preliminary round match between Canada and Switzerland at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Canada's Dylan Cozens, right, celebrates with Canada's John Tavares after scoring his sides first goal during the preliminary round match between Canada and Switzerland at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Switzerland's goalkeeper Leonardo Genoni makes a save during the preliminary round match between Canada and Switzerland at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Canada's Dylan Cozens celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the preliminary round match between Canada and Switzerland at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Switzerland's Kevin Fiala celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the preliminary round match between Canada and Switzerland at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Switzerland goalkeeper Leonardo Genoni, left, works against Canada's Owen Power, right, during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A preliminary round match in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)

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Canada's Nick Paul, left, and Canada?s Andrew Mangiapane, right, celebrate after their goal against Switzerland goalkeeper Leonardo Genoni, center, during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A preliminary round match in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)

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Switzerland's Tristan Scherwey, left, lies underneath against Canada goalkeeper Jordan Binnington during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A preliminary round match in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)

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Unted States' Brady Tkachuk celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the preliminary round match between United States and Kazakhstan at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Kazakhstan's goalkeeper Nikita Boyarkin, right, makes a save in front of Unted States' Luke Kunin during the preliminary round match between United States and Kazakhstan at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Kazakhstan's goalkeeper Nikita Boyarkin, right, makes a save in front of Unted States' Shane Pinto during the preliminary round match between United States and Kazakhstan at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Kazakhstan's goalkeeper Andrey Shutov, right, makes a save in front of Unted States' Cole Caufield, left, and Unted States' Brady Tkachuk, center, during the preliminary round match between United States and Kazakhstan at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Kazakhstan's goalkeeper Nikita Boyarkin, right, makes a save in front of Unted States' Brock Nelson during the preliminary round match between United States and Kazakhstan at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Kazakhstan's goalkeeper Nikita Boyarkin, center, makes a save in front of Unted States' Brock Nelson during the preliminary round match between United States and Kazakhstan at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Kazakhstan's goalkeeper Nikita Boyarkin, left, makes a save in front of Unted States' Matt Boldy during the preliminary round match between United States and Kazakhstan at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Austria's Mario Huber, left, celebrates with Austria's Dominic Zwerger, 2nd left, after scoring his sides fourth goal during the preliminary round match between Norway and Austria at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Austria's David Kickert, right, celebrates with Austria's Vinzenz Rohrer after the preliminary round match between Norway and Austria at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Norway's Henrik Haukeland, left, makes a save against Austria's Mario Huber during the preliminary round match between Norway and Austria at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Austria's players celebrate after the preliminary round match between Norway and Austria at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Latvia's goalkeeper Kristers Gudlevskis makes a save during a penalty shootout at the end of the the preliminary round match between Slovakia and Latvia at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Latvia players celebrate after a penalty shootout at the end of the the preliminary round match between Slovakia and Latvia at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Latvia's goalkeeper Kristers Gudlevskis, left, makes a save in front of Slovakia's Peter Cehlarik during the preliminary round match between Slovakia and Latvia at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Latvia's goalkeeper Kristers Gudlevskis, left, makes a save in front of Slovakia's Milos Kelemen, right, during the preliminary round match between Slovakia and Latvia at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Slovakia's goalkeeper Samuel Hlavaj, center, makes a save in front of Latvia's Oskars Batna, right, during the preliminary round match between Slovakia and Latvia at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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