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Finland beats Canada, joins Swedes, Czechs, and Russians in semis of Worlds

May 22, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

The semifinals of the 2014 IIHF World Championship are set — Finland will take on the Czech Republic and Russia will meet Sweden. Both games will take place Saturday in Minsk, with a spot in Sunday’s final on the line.

Finland booked its spot in the semis today by taking out the Olympic gold medalists from Canada, 3-2.

Sweden, meanwhile, defeated host Belarus by the same 3-2 score.

Earlier in the day, the Czechs beat the Americans, 4-3, and the Russians blanked the French, 3-0.

  1. c9castine - May 22, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    that should be a little embarrassing. doesnt matter what tournament it is.

  2. muckleflugga - May 22, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    terrible winning goal, whatever game in any tournament it’s scored

    the whiff was howardesque

  3. lowenni - May 22, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    What is that god awful music that plays along with the game highlights? Ruins it.

    Also, no surprise there that Tyler Myers turns it over for Finland’s GWG. Sabres should trade him while he still has value, I don’t care about his skating ability or Calder winning season, the guy is not hockey-smart and is not a cornerstone defenseman.

  4. freneticgarfieldfan - May 22, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Could be easier said than done, with that kind of contract.

  5. hosewater2 - May 22, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Coverage of these exhibition gems is really not necessary on Pro Hockey Talk.

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