RIGA, Latvia — Norway stunned Canada 3-2 in a shootout and handed the favorite a second straight defeat at the ice hockey world championship on Monday.
It was only Canada’s second loss to Norway in tournament history; the other was in 2000.
Thomas Olsen converted the decisive shootout goal for Norway.
Earlier, Norway built a two-goal advantage through Andreas Martinsen and Sondre Olden. Canada answered thanks to Milan Lucic midway through the middle period.
Canada also lost to Switzerland 3-2 on Saturday, and remained third in Group B, one point behind the Czech Republic. Norway was sixth and had no chance of advancing to the quarterfinals.
In the Finnish city of Tampere, Sweden recovered from a goal down to defeat Denmark 4-1.
Sweden remained second in Group A, trailing leader the United States by a point. Denmark was fifth.
Later Monday, Austria played Hungary in Group A, and Kazakhstan faced Slovenia in Group B.
Norway stuns Canada in shootout at ice hockey worlds