Canada’s dominance on display in win over Japan at women’s hockey worlds

Canada took care of business at the women’s hockey world championship against Japan on Saturday.

A 5-0 victory moved the Canadians to 3-0 at the tournament in Brampton, Ont., paving the way for a Monday showdown against the U.S.

Sarah Fillier scored twice, while Brianne Jenner, Sarah Nurse and Natalie Spooner also scored for Canada in the win, which was dominant from start to finish.

Canada outshot Japan 60-11, including 26-1 in the first period alone. Goalie Emerance Maschmeyer, making her first start of the tournament, earned the shutout win.

WATCH | Fillier scores twice in win over Japan:

Fillier pots a pair as Canada shuts down Japan at world championship

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Sarah Fillier scored twice and added a helper as Canada dominated Japan 5-0 Saturday night at the women’s world championship.

Japanese coach Yuji Iizuka pulled Miyuu Masuhara midway through the second period, after she allowed three goals on 34 shots. In relief, Riko Kawaguchi stopped 24 of 26 attempts.

Canada’s game against the Americans will likely determine the winner of Group A. The U.S. plays the Czech Republic on Sunday.

In the only other game on Saturday, Sweden collected its first win of the tournament, beating Hungary 6-2. Both Group B teams now sit at 1-1. The top three teams from the group, which also includes 2-0 Finland, 1-1 Germany and 0-2 France, advance to the quarterfinals.

WATCH | Canada vs. USA: A Hockey rivalry like none other:

Canada vs. USA: A Hockey rivalry like none other

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Canada has had the USA’s number lately in women’s hockey, and the two countries are gearing up for another showdown at the women’s hockey world championships.

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