MINSK, Belarus (AP) France stunned Canada in their first game of the ice hockey world championships Friday, winning 3-2 after a shootout.
Russia had no such problems as it kicked off its campaign with a 5-0 victory over last year's runner-up Switzerland.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored the only goal in the shootout for France, beating goalie James Reimer with a high shot.
Stephane Da Costa scored his second goal of the game to level it 2-2 in the third period and force a scoreless overtime period.
Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn and Florida Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson netted for Canada.
Sergei Plotnikov, Washington Capitals star striker Alex Ovechkin, Vadim Shipachyov, Anton Belov and Danis Zaripov all scored for Russia. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovski of the Columbus Blue Jackets recorded the shutout.