The semifinals are now set to the World Cup of Hockey and the game pits the undefeated Canadians from the streaking Russians. Team Canada looks like the typical powerhouse we’ve come to expect but Team Russia is playing years of heartache in their shoulders.
This is the game Canada has not played with a total lower than Canada.
Canada has outshot Russia 130-75 so far this tournament.
When these two met in action, artemi Panarin recorded a goal and an assist.
Canada has been mostly untouchable this championship, as they have outscored their opposition. It’s merely been an offensive onslaught for the Canadians, since they have averaged 43.4 shots per match. The Canadians also boast arguably the best goalie in the world in Carey Price, with No. 31 submitting a .968 save percentage and a 1.00 GAA in 2 starts.
Russia is now accustomed to losses that are embarrassing in international hockey events. A 7-3 beatdown at the hands of Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics, a 3-1 quarterfinals loss to Finland in the 2014 Olympics and another hard-to-watch loss to Canada in the 2015 world championships. But since Russia has looked like a squad while outscoring opponents 7-3.
Since Russia won It’s been a time with. The last time the country won a tourney inside this spot was the 1981 Canada Cup — although they were still the Soviet Union.

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