May 22, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT
On one side, you have the angry and loaded Alex Ovechkin-fueled Russian team looking to make amends for a year full of disappointment (both during international play and in the NHL playoffs). Facing them is an upstart German squad that will certainly gain a home ice advantage from playing in the host country (more on home ice advantage later).
You can stream what should be a fascinating semifinal match for the 2010 IIHF World Championships live for 99 cents. (Click here to do so)
The winner of the Germany-Russia game will meet the Czechs for the gold medal. Jaromir Jagr made some waves by critiquing some of his country’s other big names for passing on the tournament, yet after a 3-2 shootout win, his nation is only one win away from a stunning gold medal.
Want more on the Hockey Worlds? Check out the Universal Sports blog, featuring PHT’s own Joe Yerdon.
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