With the aid of two Flyers, Team Canada continued to roll Thursday.
Goalie Carter Hart and center Sean Couturier helped Canada outlast France, 5-2, in the IIHF tournament in Slovakia.
Canada has won three straight since losing to Finland in an opening-round game.
Anthony Mantha scored a pair of goals for Canada, which is coached by the Flyers’ Alain Vigneault.
Couturier had an assist and played a strong all-around game and was named his team’s MVP.
Hart stopped 21 of 23 shots and is now 2-0 in the tourney. He blanked Britain, 8-0, in his first World Championship appearance and now has a .943 save percentage in two games.
“You have to find ways to stay focused when there’s not a lot of action,” Hart told reporters.
Hart has been dividing duties with Penguins goalie Matt Murray.
“Murray’s done a good job for us, and whatever happens, happens,” Hart said of the goalie rotation. “I’m here to support the team.”
Canada (3-1) has nine points, three behind Germany (4-0) in Group A. The teams will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. (NHL Network).
“We need to be ready, and I think it’s going to be a hard matchup,” said Mantha, who had 25 goals for the Detroit Red Wings this season and leads Canada with nine points (five goals, four assists).