The talented Lazar (Edmonton Oil Kings) put Canada on the board first at 6:29 of the first period. Nurse recorded the assist on the shorthanded breakaway.
Nurse also recorded a head contact minor and a 10-minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the game.
Fellow Oilers prospect Greg Chase finished the game with two penalty minutes.
Russia tied the game at 1:16 of the second period courtesy of a Nikita Cherepanov power play goal but goals by Buffalo Sabres prospects Nick Baptiste and Sam Reinhart, along with a goal from Calgary’s Sam Bennett gave Canada a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Lazar scored his second of the game at 4:49 of the final frame to make it 5-2. Russia pulled within two at the 16:16 mark of the third period.
Lazar finished off his hat trick at 19:32 of the third period with his second shorthanded goal of the game.
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