Marcus Kruger scored the game-winning goal in Team Sweden's 3-1 win over Norway. His goal was assisted by Niklas Hjalmarsson and Daniel Alfredsson. Viktor Stalberg had four shots on goal and finished plus-1.
Team Canada started the 2012 IIHF World Championships right with a 3-2 win over Slovakia. Duncan Keith finished the day plus-2 with three shots on goal. Meanwhile, Patrick Sharp fired two shots on goal but finished a minus-2.
Elsewhere, Michael Frolik picked up one assist and finished a plus-1 in the Czech Republic's 2-0 win over Denmark.