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Russia cruises as S. Korea relegated

The Associated PressHERNING, Denmark (AP) — Russia shut out Slovakia 4-0 at the ice hockey world championship while Norway beat South Korea 3-0 to relegate the Asian debutant on Monday.

Maxim Mamin and Nikita Gusev scored in the first period and Maxim Shalunov added the third in the third period. Ilya Mikheyev completed the win with an empty net goal. Russia is second in Group A in Copenhagen, one point behind Sweden. The Czech Republic was two points behind Sweden. Those three teams have advanced to the quarterfinals.

Switzerland is fourth and Slovakia fifth with a game in hand. South Korea will be relegated after finishing pointless in the championship.

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