The semifinals are now set to the World Cup of Hockey and the first game pits the undefeated Canadians from the streaking Russians. Team Canada resembles the typical powerhouse we’ve come to expect however Team Russia is playing with years of heartache in their shoulders.
This is the first game Canada has not played than Canada.
Canada has outshot Russia 130-75 so far this tournament.
When these two met at action, artemi Panarin recorded a goal and an assist.
Canada has been mostly untouchable this tournament, as they have outscored their resistance. It has simply been an offensive onslaught for the Canadians, as they’ve averaged 43.4 shots per game. The Canadians also boast arguably the best goalie in the world in Carey Price, with No. 31 posting a .968 save percentage and a 1.00 GAA in two starts.
Russia is now accustomed to embarrassing losses . A 7-3 beatdown at the hands of Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, a 3-1 quarterfinals loss to Finland from the 2014 Olympics and yet another hard-to-watch reduction to Canada in the 2015 world championships. However, because a tough outing which saw them lose to Sweden, Russia has appeared like a squad while outscoring opponents 7-3.
Since Russia won an international hockey tournament that saw all NHL players qualified to play It’s been quite a long time with. The last time the country won a tourney inside this spot was the 1981 Canada Cup — while they were still the Soviet Union.