Canada beats Italy 5-1, Perry scores.

Corey Perry opened a five-goal deluge for Team Canada in their opener at the IIHF World Championships on Saturday, a 5-1 win over Italy.

The Ducks forward scored his first goal of the tournament, after scoring twice in an exhibition game Tuesday, as five different players scored for Canada. Matt Duchene, a forward for the Colorado Avalanche and nephew of Ducks assistant coach Newell Brown, had a goal and an assist.

Canada’s next game is Monday night against Latvia.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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