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Team Canada Defeats Team USA In World Championship Semi-Final Game

from Andrew Podnicks of IIHF.com,

Just as was the case in 2007, the last time Moscow hosted the World Championship, Canada will face Finland for the gold. The speedy and impressive Americans will play Russia for bronze.

Tonight's game was no classic, but the difference between the winners and losers was marginal. Nervous and tentative play often produced icings and more whistles than what one would have liked, but the tension was palatable as the U.S. tried to get to a game for a medal it hasn't won since 1933.

Canada, last year's champions, now have a chance to repeat while Finland is trying to make history as the first country to win U18 gold, U20 gold, and World Championship gold in the same season.

A nervous first period produced two goals at one end, a nice save at the other, and not much else. Canada drew first blood at 8:59 after an extended period of puck possession in the U.S. end, culminating with a poor-angle shot by Boone Jenner.

Keith Kinkaid made the save but the puck came out the back side to Brendan Gallagher, who swatted it in while being checked.

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added 4:38pm, Watch the game highlights below...

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  Tags: team+canada, team+usa

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