Anthony Mantha scored twice to lift Canada to a 5-2 victory over France at the hockey world championship on Thursday.

Mantha opened the scoring on a 5-on-3 power play with a slap shot in the opening period and added his second for a 4-2 lead in the final frame. Mantha now has a team-high five goals and four assists from four games.

Canada moved to the second place in Group A in Kosice with nine points, three behind leading Germany and one ahead of the United States in third.

Canada's Anthony Mantha celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Canada and France at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Canada’s Anthony Mantha celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Canada and France at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Gabriel Landeskog scored just 69 seconds into his first game at the tournament to kickstart Sweden’s 9-1 rout of Austria.

Landeskog, who also had two assists, only arrived in Bratislava on Thursday morning to join the two-time defending champion after his Colorado Avalanche were eliminated from the NHL playoffs.

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Henri Corentin Buysse of France, left, Pierre Crinon of France, center, challenge Canada's Sean Courtier, right, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Canada and France at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Henri Corentin Buysse of France, left, Pierre Crinon of France, center, challenge Canada’s Sean Courtier, right, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Canada and France at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Canada's goaltender Carter Hart makes a save during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Canada and France at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Canada’s goaltender Carter Hart makes a save during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Canada and France at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Canada's Mark Stone, left, fails to score past Henri Corentin Buysse of France, right, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Canada and France at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Canada’s Mark Stone, left, fails to score past Henri Corentin Buysse of France, right, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Canada and France at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Sweden's Marcus Kruger, center, scores as Austria's Patrick Peter, right, looks on during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Sweden and Austria at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Sweden’s Marcus Kruger, center, scores as Austria’s Patrick Peter, right, looks on during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Sweden and Austria at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Sweden's players react after scoring during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Sweden and Austria at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Sweden’s players react after scoring during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Sweden and Austria at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Sweden's Elias Pettersson, left, checks Austria's Thomas Raffl and Peter Schneider, right, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Sweden and Austria at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Sweden’s Elias Pettersson, left, checks Austria’s Thomas Raffl and Peter Schneider, right, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Sweden and Austria at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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