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Brad Marchand’s goal caps Canada’s 5-1 rout of U.S. in IIHF World Championship opener

Brad Marchand (R) of Canada in action against Noah Hanifin (L) of USA during the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship. EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Bruins forward Brad Marchand didn’t look too rusty at the start of the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia.

Playing for Canada, Marchand scored a shorthanded goal against the U.S. national team halfway through the 3rd period on Friday. The goal capped Canada’s 5-1 win in the teams’ opening game.

Marchand is coming off a career year in Boston, scoring 37 goals to go with 24 assists in 77 games. He is one of three members of the Bruins in Russia for the tournament. Frank Vatrano, the leading scorer for the Providence Bruins last season, saw 15:33 ice time for Team USA on Friday. Forward David Pastrnak is representing the Czech Republic.

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