"It's the first game of the tournament, so everything is ramped up," Frost suggested. "Everyone was just so excited to get the tournament going. We were focused and played really well. It was an unbelievable game and something I'll never forget."
The result couldn’t have been surprising given that Canada has a perfect 5-0-0 record against Denmark in U20 play, outscoring them 36-4. Those numbers are now 6-0-0 and 50-4.
Every player on Canada except Alexis Lafreniere and Noah Dobson had at least one point. Cody Glass had four assists, while Brett Leason had two goals and two assists.
Michael DiPietro made 14 mostly easy stops for the shutout.
It doesn’t get easier for Denmark. The Danes have less than 24 hours to prepare for Russia tomorrow afternoon. Canada takes on Switzerland later in the day.
"Our goal was to rebound after our last game [a 5-2 exhibition loss to Finland], and I think we came out and right from the puck drop we were ready to go," said Owen Tippett, who had two goals.
As for the onslaught, he was unapologetic.
The World Juniors is only one day and four games old, but goal of the tournament might well be Canada’s second, less than four minutes later. On this, a beautiful three-way passing play from side to side had Owen Tippett smack the puck into the open back side after great passes by Cody Glass to Frost and on to Tippett.
Frost scored his second with only 42.3 seconds left in the opening period, his shot squeezing under the blocker arm of Soegaard.
He fired a pass from his crease to Nick Suzuki at the Denmark blue line and went in on goal, faking a shot before dishing off to Frost, who had an open net. Jack Srudnicka and Jaret Anderson-Dolan added goals later in the period to add insult to injury.
Canada added another goal early in the third, by Comtois, but the Danes had their best chance of the night at 1:42 when Phillip Schultz was awarded a penalty shot. An unwise back pass by Tippett inside the Denmark blue line forced defenceman Evan Bouchard to foul Schultz on a breakaway. Schultz, however, made a deke and shot that didn't fool DiPietro at all, and the goalie made the save.
It wasn't much later that Comtois scored his second, third and fourt of the night to join Frost atop the scoring table.