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Canada, Russia Renew Hockey Rivalry Saturday

The semifinals are set to the World Cup of Hockey and the very first game pits the undefeated Canadians from the Russians that were streaking. Team Canada resembles the typical powerhouse we have come to expect however Team Russia is playing with years of heartache on their shoulders.

This is the game Canada has not played a complete lower than Canada.
Canada has outshot Russia far this tournament.
When these two met in pre-tournament action artemi Panarin recorded a goal and an assist.
Canada has been this tournament, as they’ve outscored their resistance. It’s simply been an offensive onslaught for the Canadians, since they’ve averaged 43.4 shots per game. The Canadians also boast arguably the best goalie in the world in Carey Price, together with No. 31 submitting a .968 save percentage along with a 1.00 GAA in two starts.
Russia is now accustomed to declines in international baseball 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 yet another hard-to-watch reduction to Canada from the 2015 world championships. However, since Russia has looked like a squad while outscoring opponents 7-3.
It’s been quite a long time because an global hockey tournament that saw all NHL players qualified to play was won by Russia . The last time a tourney was won by the country in this spot was the 1981 Canada Cup — although they were still the Soviet Union.
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