Germany, Switzerland stay perfect

Germany and Switzerland maintained their perfect starts to the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship with wins on Tuesday.

Moritz Seider, Matthias Plachta, Leon Draisaitl and Korbinian Holzer scored in Germany's 4-1 win over France in Group A.

Germany are three from three atop the group, but their toughest games are still to come in Slovakia.

Denmark recorded their second win in the group, thrashing struggling Great Britain 9-0.

The Washington Capitals' Lars Eller scored once and provided three assists, while Morten Poulsen finished with a hat-trick to boost the Danes' quarter-final chances.

In Group B, last year's runners-up Switzerland posted their third win in as many games by beating Austria 4-0.

Latvia claimed their second win in the group courtesy of a 3-0 victory over bottom-placed Italy.

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