Ville Koivunen leads Finnish offensive showcase in rout of Austria at world juniors

Ville Koivunen scored twice and added an assist as Finland routed Austria 7-1 on Monday at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton.

Russia downs Switzerland; Germany tops Czech Republic in OT; Sweden holds Slovakia scoreless in win

Finland's Ville Koivunen, right, celebrates one of his two goals in a 7-1 win over Austria at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton on Monday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Ville Koivunen scored twice and added an assist as Finland routed Austria 7-1 on Monday at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton.

Brad Lambert had a goal and two assists for Finland (2-0), while Kalle Vaisanen, Samuel Helenius, Kasper Simontaival, and Topi Niemela rounded out the attack.

Goalie Juha Jatkola made eight saves for the win.

Martin Urbanek was the lone scorer for Austria (0-1), while Sebastian Wraneschitz stopped 41 shots in net.

Russia powers past Switzerland behind early lead

Danila Yurov had a goal and an assist as Russia downed Switzerland 4-2 in Red Deer, Alta.

Pavel Tyutnev scored the winning goal late in the first period as Russia (1-1) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead.

Dmitri Zlodeyev and Matvei Michkov also scored for Russia.

Attilio Biasca and Fabian Ritzmann scored for Switzerland (0-1).

Yegor Guskov made 16 saves for Russia, while Kevin Pasche stopped 28 shots for Switzerland.

Blank's OT winner lifts Germany past Czech Republic

In Edmonton, Alexander Blank scored his second goal of the game in overtime as Germany defeated the Czech Republic 2-1.

Blank scored at 1:20 of the extra frame to give the Germans (1-1) their first win of the tournament.

Blank opened the scoring at 24:29 of the second period, but Jan Mysak tied it just over 10 minutes later.

Florian Bugl made 39 saves for Germany.

Jan Bednar stopped 30 shots for the Czech Republic (0-2), which picked up its first point of the tournament despite the loss.

Sweden blanks Slovakia for 2nd consecutive win

Jesper Wallstedt made 48 saves to lead Sweden to a 3-0 win over Slovakia in Red Deer, Alta.

Theodor Niederbach opened the scoring for Sweden (2-0) 6:25 into the first period.

Albert Sjoberg made it 2-0 6:50 into the second, and Daniel Ljungman capped the scoring with an empty-net goal.

Simon Latkoczy stopped 24 shots for Slovakia (0-2).

Sweden's Leo Loof was given a match penalty for his checking to the head of Slovakia's Simon Nemec.

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