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Canada, Russia, Advance To Gold Medal Game

by Erin Chenderlin / Tampa Bay Lightning
Defending champions Team Canada will face Russia in the Gold Medal game in Quebec City on Sunday as they try to remain undefeated throughout the entire World Championship Tournament.

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  • With a four-goal second period, Canada defeated Sweden, 5-4, to advance to the championship game. Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis, with nine points in the tournament, was held scoreless. Washington’s Mike Green had a goal and two assists to lead the Canadians, and Ottawa’s Dany Heatley added a goal and an assist. Through eight games, Heatley leads all Canadian skaters with 18 points (11g, 7a).

    Russia continued their shutout streak Friday afternoon, blanking Finland, 4-0. Russia has outscored opponents 10-0 since the quarterfinals, riding the hot play of San Jose goaltender Evgeny Nabokov. With his 23-save performance Friday, Nabokov has stopped 92 of 97 shots faced in the tournament for a .948 save percentage and a 1.25 GAA.

    The two teams will meet Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the Gold Medal game. Canada brought home the Gold in the 2007 World Championships in Moscow, and Russia looks to return the favor on Canadian ice. Russia won a Bronze Medal last year.

    Sweden and Finland will play Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. for the Bronze Medal contest. Finland took home a Silver Medal at the 2007 World Championships.

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