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Canada Pounds Russia 7-3 To Advance

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I shouldn't get too cocky so early, but hell, what a win by Canada over the Russians. Sure, they are going to be heavily favored against the Slovaks however I must say....I will flip a coin over who wins in the USA-Finland game. The Crosby-Ovechkin matchup ended up being nearly a non-factor. "Crosby's" team won, but neither player had a point. Ovechkin had no points, 3 shots and was a -2 while Sid had zero points, 4 shots and was an even 0. Overall Crosby played better. But in the end, Dan Boyle and Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and 2 assists each, Corey Perry had 2 goals, and Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith each had 2 assists. Boyle and Perry finished a +3 to lead the team. It all spells trouble for the Slovaks in the semi's because Canada has everybody rolling. They were relentless against the Russians. Bottom line.

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Canada is slated to play the Slovaks on Friday, as are the Americans against the Fins.