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2010 World Championships: Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden and Russia Advance to Semis

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
The Semifinals of the 2010 World Championships have been set, with Germany, Czech Republic, Russian and Sweden advancing to play on Saturday with a trip to Sunday's Gold Medal game on the line.

In Quarterfinals action on Thursday, Pekka Rinne's 33 saves weren't enough as Finland fell to Czech Republic, 2-1, in a shootout. Sweden's Jonas Andersson noteched his fourth goal of the tournament in a 4-2 win over Denmark. Denis Grebeshkov and Russia downed Canada, 5-2, to set up a Saturday clash with host Germany, who advanced by blanking Switzerland, 1-0. Alexander Sulzer collected an assist in the victory.

World Championships Tournament Bracket
Thursday, May 20 - Quarterfinals
QF1 - Czech Republic 2, Finland (Rinne & Pihlstrom) 1 (SO)
QF2 - Sweden (Andersson & Lindback) 4, Denmark 2
QF3 - Russia (Grebeshkov) 5, Canada 2
QF4 - Germany (Dietrich, Goc, Sulzer) 1, Switzerland (Josi) 0

Saturday, May 22 - Semifinals
SF 1 - Czech Republic vs. Sweden
SF 2 - Russia vs. Germany

Sunday, May 23 - Medal Games
Brozne Medal Game - Loser SF 1 vs. Loser SF 2
Gold Medal Game - Winner SF 1 vs. Winner SF 2

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