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France Stuns Canada In IIHF World Championship

from Stephen Whyno of the CP at the Winnipeg Free Press,

Team Canada's world hockey championship is off to a rough start after a stunning 3-2 shootout loss to France.

Even though it took a shootout, the defeat at Chizhovka-Arena stands out as one of Canada's more embarrassing losses in recent history at this tournament. It's just the second time Canada lost to France, the last coming in regulation in 1995.

The two latest matchups between these teams at the IIHF World Hockey Championship ended in 7-2 and 9-1 victories for Canada in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Canada entered the 2014 tournament 8-1 all-time against France.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored the shootout-winner for France.

Stephane Da Costa, a part-timer with the Ottawa Senators, had each of France's regulation power-play goals.

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shazam88's avatar

doh! Leafs can’t play hockey after April errr January.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 05/09/14 at 05:41 PM ET

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