Sweden and USA eliminated - Canada pull through Switzerland QF recap
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The IIHF World Hockey Championship quarterfinal games have been played and the semi-finalists are now known. Some of them are surprises, some of them... not really.
Finland 5:4 Sweden
The Swedes were clear favorites in the game between the Scandinavian countries, unfortunately for them - Finns knew how to pull off an upset.
Mikkola (Pesonen, Manninen) 1:0
Klingberg (Nylander, Wennberg) 1:1
Hornqvist (Ekman-Larsson, Larsson) 1:2
E.Petterson (Landeskog, Ekman-Larsson) 1:3
Lindbohm (Manninen, Pesonen) 2:3
Hakanpaa (Manninen) 3:3
Gustafsson (Landeskog, Wennberg) 3:4
Antitila (Ojamaki, Lehtonen) 4:4
Manninen (Lankinen) 5:4 OT
Czechia 5:1 Germany
The Czechs continued their steady go in the tournament - this time against Germany. Philip Grubauer and Leon Draisaitl couldn't manage to contain their opponents.
Mauer (Tiffels) 1:1
Voracek (Simon) 2:1
Kubalik (Kovar, Hronek) 3:1
Palat (Kolar) 4:1
Russia 4:3 USA
Russians continue perfect at the IIHF World Championships - this time throwing out of the contest talented American team.
Gusev (Sergachev, Kucherov) 1:0
Sergachev (Gusev) 2:0
Skjei (Kane, Gaudreau) 2:1
Kaprizov (Gusev, Sergachev) 3:1
Hanifin (J.Hughes) 3:2
Grigorenko (Malkin Dadonov) 4:2
DeBrincat (Kane, J.Hughes) 4:3
Canada 3:2 Switzerland
Canada was close to the elimination but luckily for them, the tables turned once they tied the game with 0.4 seconds left in the 3rd period.
Andrighetto (Diaz, Fiala) 0:1
Stone (Fabbro, Dubois) 1:1
Hischier (Martschini, Niederreiter) 1:2
Severson (Stone) 2:2
Stone (Dubois, Theodore) 3:2 OT
Russia - Finland
Canada - Czech Republic.
Semi-finals will be played on Saturday.