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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE - MAY 20

Chad Johnson and Canada will play for gold after defeating Russia in the semi-final

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Flames had two players participating in the 2017 IIHF World Championship with Johnny Gaudreau representing the USA and Chad Johnson suiting up for Canada.

Gaudreau and the Americans were eliminated by Finland in the quarter-finals earlier this week while Johnson and the Canadians moved on to the final with a win over Russia in Saturday's semi-final.

CANADA 4, RUSSIA 2

Johnson backed up Calvin Pickard in the sem-final tilt. The Calgary native has a 3-0 record with a 1.33 GAA and a .917 save percentage at the tournament.

The Russian leapt out to a 2-0 lead through the first two periods, with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nikita Gusev finding the back of net in the second stanza. In the third period, Mark Scheifele and Nathan MacKinnon drew Canada even and Ryan O'Reilly scored the game-winner at the 16:58 mark. Sean Couturier added an empty-netter to ice the win for Canada.

The tournament final will take place on Sunday, with Canada taking on the winner of the Sweden-Finland semi-final.

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