Canadians shut out Russians in women's hockey

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The Canadian women have kicked off their "Drive for Five" in dominating fashion.

Rebecca Johnston scored two goals and an assist as Canada shut out the Russians 5-0 Sunday night in the country's quest to keep its golden grip on women's hockey in the Olympics.

Canada has won four straight gold medals, the last at Sochi after trailing 0-2 in the women's final. The country that takes credit for creating hockey came to the Kwangdon Hockey Centre looking for Canada's fifth consecutive gold in the only color that's accepted back home.

Only Russian goalie Nadezhda Morozova kept her teammates in a scoreless game by stopping 15 shots in the first. She was chased with 9:16 left after giving up her fifth goal.

Melodie Daoust had two goals, and Haley Irwin added one of her own.