Canada starts slow, tops Norway 3-1 in Olympic opener

Canada starts slow, tops Norway 3-1 in Olympic opener
February 13, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Shea Weber, Jamie Benn and Drew Doughty scored the goals for Canada. (USATSI)

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If hockey games were artwork, Canada’s 3-1 win over Norway on Thursday was more finger than oil painting.

In a choppy, uneven affair that lacked flow, the Canadians were in control for most of the game but failed to dominate a Norwegian team featuring just one NHLer — New York’s Mats Zuccarello.

Shea Weber, Jamie Benn and Drew Doughty scored the goals for Canada — Benn notching the game-winner — while Patrice Bergeron chipped in with a pair of assists. Ex-NHLer Patrick Thoresen scored a power play goal for the Norwegians early in the third period to briefly cut the Canadian lead to 2-1.

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