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France cruises into quarterfinals

Updated: May 19, 2014, 4:57 PM ET
Associated Press

MINSK, Belarus -- France clinched a spot in the quarterfinals of the ice hockey world championship with a 6-2 victory over Denmark on Monday, while Finland kept alive its hopes of advancing by beating Kazakhstan 4-3.

In the late matches, host Belarus reached the quarterfinals for the third time by edging Latvia 3-1 and Gustav Nyquist led defending champion Sweden with two goals in a 5-1 win over Italy.

Stephane Da Costa scored twice as France netted four unanswered third-period goals ...

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