Finland and Canada are in the last four. While the Finns won against the Czech Republic, Canada surprised against the Russian selection.
Finland celebrated the end of a 1–0 victory over the Czech Republic. HPK Hamienlina striker Jere Inala scored the most important goal. In the other quarter-finals, Russia actually won at the start, but failed to capitalize on it. Nevertheless, the Russians took a 1–0 lead in the 35th minute with a goal from Evgenij Timkin, but Canadian capital Adam Heinrich equalized in the final section. The numerically high number of hits was already a tenth of the Anaheim Ducks center. There was no winner after 60 minutes, so it went into overtime for the second time today, where the Maple cards had a better end for themselves. After a remarkable individual action, Troy Stitcher had a spot-on Andrew Mangiapen and the Calgary Flames forward celebrated his sixth goal of the tournament.
Canada will take on their eternal rival the USA in the semifinals (Sat, 13:15 CET). The two teams had a duel already in the preliminary round, where the American boys clearly gained the upper hand with a 5:1 finish. Germany will face Finland in the second semi-final match (Saturday, 17:15 CET).
IIHF World Championship – Quarterfinals
Finland: Czech Republic – 1:0 (0:0 | 1:0 | 0:0)
1: 0 Innala (33rd)
Russia: Canada – 1:2 NV (0:0 | 1:0 | 0:1 | 0:1)
1:0 Timkin (35.), 1:1 Heinrich (46./pp), 1:2 Mangiapen (63.)