Reigning champion Canada defeated Italy, 7-2, while Sweden defeated Kazakhstan, 7-2, in first-round action at the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament in Turin.
Canada scored five consecutive goals in the second period after Italy had tied the Group-A game 1-1. Jarome Iginla, Dany Heatley, Shane Doan, Martin St. Louis and Brad Richards all scored for Canada.
Meanwhile in Group-B, Daniel Tjarnqvist scored twice while brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin had one goal each to lead Sweden past Kazakhstan in their first-round game.
Later games have Finland against Switzerland, Germany playing the Czech Republic, Russia taking on Slovakia, and the United States against Latvia.Some information for this report was provided by AFP, and AP.