Jagr's Czechs look good in opening win
Russia's Ovechkin also on target to start tournament
Jaromir Jagr had three assists as the Czech Republic cruised past France 6-2 Sunday at the world hockey championship in Germany.
Jiri Novotny added a goal and two assists for the Czechs, who are looking for their first world title since 2005.
The Czechs went up 5-0 when Lukas Kaspar scored six minutes into the third period. France then scored twice on goals from Yorick Treille and Laurent Meunier.
Jagr then set up Miroslav Blatak for a power-play goal with 33 seconds left for the final score.
Group C rival Sweden beat Norway 5-2.
In Group A, Russia beat Slovakia 3-1, and Belarus rallied to top Kazakhstan 5-2.
The Russians had goals from Alexander Ovechkin, Maxim Afinogenov, and Victor Kozlov. Ovechkin, the most popular player at the tournament, is looking to avenge Russia's poor performance at the Olympics.