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    Canada defeated Russia on Saturday in a semi-final game at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship in German Cologne with the score 4-2 and advanced to the final of the tournament.

    Canada Beats Russia 4-2 and Advances to Ice Hockey World Championship Final

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    Canada defeated Russia on Saturday in a semi-final game at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship in German Cologne with the score 4-2 and advanced to the final of the tournament.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nikita Gusev scored for Russia in the first and second periods. Canada responded with a goal by Mark Scheifele 17 seconds into the third period. Canada's Nathan MacKinnon tied the game with nearly five minutes before the end of the third period. Ryan O'Reilly and Sean Couturier scored the last two goals in the last minutes of the game.

    The second semi-final game will take place between Sweden and Finland in Cologne at 7:15 p.m. local time (17:15 GMT).

    On Thursday, Russia defeated Czech Republic with a score 3-0 in a quarter-final game in Paris while Canada knocked out Germany 2-1.

    The final game of the championship will take place on Sunday in Cologne at 8:45 p.m. local times (18:45 GMT) between Canada and the winner of the second semi-final match.

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    ice hockey, Mark Scheifele, Nathan MacKinnon, Sean Couturier, Ryan O'Reilly, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Canada, Russia
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