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Canada, Russia Renew Hockey Rivalry Saturday

The semifinals are set to the World Cup of Hockey and the first game pits the undefeated Canadians against the Russians that were streaking. Team Canada resembles the normal powerhouse we’ve come to expect but Team Russia is enjoying years of heartache in their shoulders.
This is the first sport Canada has not played with a complete lower than Canada.
Canada has outshot Russia 130-75 so far this championship.
When these two met at pre-tournament action artemi Panarin listed a goal and an assist.
Canada has been untouchable this tournament, since they have outscored their opposition 14-3 in 3 round-robin games. It has merely been an offensive onslaught for the Canadians, since they’ve 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 begins.
Russia has become accustomed to declines that are embarrassing . A 7-3 beatdown at the hands of Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, a 3-1 quarterfinals loss to Finland in the 2014 Olympics and another hard-to-watch loss to Canada from the 2015 world championships. But because Russia has looked like a much superior squad when outscoring opponents 7-3.
It’s been a time since Russia won . The last time the nation won a tourney was that the 1981 Canada Cup — although they were still the Soviet Union.

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