Canada, Russia Renew Hockey Rivalry Saturday

The semifinals are now set to the World Cup of Hockey and the game pits the Canadians from the streaking Russians. Team Canada looks like the typical powerhouse we’ve come to expect however Team Russia is playing years of heartache on their shoulders.
This is the first game Canada has not played with a complete lower than Canada.
Canada has outshot Russia 130-75 so far this tournament.
When these two met at pre-tournament action artemi Panarin listed an assist and a goal.
Canada has been largely untouchable this championship, as they’ve outscored their opposition. It has simply 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, together with No. 31 posting a .968 save percentage and a 1.00 GAA in 2 begins.
Russia is now accustomed to losses . 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 loss to Canada in the 2015 world championships. However, since Russia has appeared like a far superior squad when outscoring opponents 7-3.
It has been quite a long time since Russia won . In fact, the last time a tourney was won by the country was the 1981 Canada Cup — although they were still the Soviet Union.

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