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On Thursday, Russia got slight revenge on their Canadian rivals for the first time since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics by ending their chance for any medals with a 5-2 win at the Men’s World Championships. Goals from Maxim Afinogenov, Evgeni Malkin, Sergei Fedorv and Pavel Datsyuk would power Russia to their third consecutive semi-final game where they will meet hosts Germany on Saturday.
With the loss the Canadians go home empty-handed for the first time since 2006 after qualifying for the last three gold medal games and with the win the Russians are one step closer to their third. Tonight we will keep things simple and let the good times roll with the highlights found below.