Team Sweden's Simon Hjalmarsson had one goal and two assists on Monday. ((Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press))

Sweden is still perfect at the world junior hockey championships.

The Swedes routed Latvia 10-0 on Monday afternoon, lifting them to 3-0-0 in the Ottawa tournament.

Magnus Svensson Paajarvi led Sweden with two goals and two assists, while teammate Nicklas Lasu added a pair of goals.

Erik Karlsson, Simon Hjalmarsson and Joakim Andersson each had one goal and two assists.

"This was a pretty easy game," said Karlsson. "We did what we had to do, and we won. I think we're going to win the next game.

"Now the fun begins. We have high expectations of ourselves, because we know we have a good team. We feel we have the skills that are needed to take home the trophy. Yes, there's pressure, but I think we can handle it."

Netminder Mark Owuya faced only 10 shots in the contest, while at the other end of the rink, the Swedes pelted their opponents with 66 shots.

Sweden will face Russia on Wednesday in their last game of the preliminary round.

Roberts Jekimovs had the lone Latvian goal. Latvia is on a streak of its own — the team is now 0-3-0 in the tournament.

Slow start for Latvia

Latvia came out to a slow start in the contest. Goalie Raimonds Ermics was pulled after allowing three goals on 17 shots. 

His replacement, Nauris Enkuzens, didn't fare much better, allowing two more goals before the first buzzer. The Swedes outshot the Latvians 26-1 in the first frame.

Latvia came out stronger for the second period. After 40 minutes, they allowed just one more goal, making it 6-1.

The team appeared to have run out of gas in the third period, however, allowing four unanswered goals in the third frame.

Andersson scored at 33 seconds of the third period to put Sweden up 8-1, and Karlsson added another just one minute later.

David Ullstrom added a power-play goal at 8:31 before Lasu closed out the scoring less than a minute later.

With files from the Canadian Press