US, Canada Win 12/27/13
MALMO, Sweden - Jon Gillies made 23 saves to help the United States open its world junior title defense with a 5-1 victory over the Czech Republic.
Riley Barber and Will Butcher scored power-play goals 41 seconds apart early in the first period. Hudson Fasching, Jaccob Slavin and Vince Hinostroza also scored for the Americans.
In the other Group A game, Anthony Mantha scored three goals in Canada's 7-2 victory over Germany.
In Group B, Sweden beat Switzerland 5-3, and Russia routed Norway 11-0.