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Russia Looking For Revenge

from Matthew Sekeres of the Glob and Mail,

Because it took place during the NHL playoffs in a remote part of Russia, not a lot of North American fans saw Canada’s 8-0 demolition of the host country in the gold medal game of the world under-18 hockey championships last April.

But the Russians haven’t forgotten the humiliation.

His equipment had not yet been shed after a 5-1 victory over the Czech Republic in a world junior championship semi-final on Friday when centre Evgeni Grachev mentioned the Creaming in Kazan and said that Mother Russia owed Canada some payback.

Meanwhile, five players on Canada’s world junior team, and head coach Pat Quinn, helped author the annihilation, and most admit that it was one of those games where the stars aligned and where everything turned up maple leafs.

continued and you can catch the Canada/Russia game on the NHL Network in the US or TSN in Canada at 7:30pm ET tonight.  The other semi-final game begins at 3:30pm today with Sweden taking on Slovakia.

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