Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, who was a healthy scratch for Team Canada’s 3-1 win over Norway in its Olympic opener Thursday, was in the lineup Friday when Canada beat Austria 6-0.
Dan Hamhuis sat out to make room for Subban on the blue line. Forward Matt Duchene, who was a healthy scratch against Norway, was in the lineup against Austria, while Patrick Sharp sat out. Subban had 11:41 of ice time, the least of Canada’s seven defencemen, and didn’t pick up any points.
Canadiens goalie Carey Price, who earned the victory against Norway, was a healthy scratch against Austria, with Roberto Luongo posting the shutout and Mike Smith filling the backup role.
Canada led 2-0 after the first period on goals from defencemen Drew Doughty and Shea Weber. Jeff Carter scored three goals in the second period for a natural hat-trick, followed by a goal from Ryan Getzlaf. There were no goals in the third period. Canada outshot Austria 46-23.
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