Canada tops Switzerland, 4-1, in pre-worlds game
GENEVA — Philadelphia Flyers teammates Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds each had a goal and an assist as Canada downed Switzerland 4-1 on Tuesday in an exhibition game ahead of the International Ice Hockey Federation world championship. Chris Lee, a MacTier, Ont., native who plays for Magnitogorsk Metallurg in the Kontinental Hockey League, and another Flyer, Sean Couturier, had the other goals for Canada, which outshot the Swiss 41-17 at Vernots arena. Pius Suter replied for Switzerland. Canada, gunning for a third straight gold medal at the tournament, opens the world championship Friday in Paris against the Czech Republic.