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Canada enters the semifinal as the tournament’s only unbeaten team. They rolled through the preliminary round while out-scoring opponents 14-3. No other team had a goal differential higher than plus-3 in the prelims. The Canadians boast the deepest roster and have gone relatively untested so far.
Russia, meanwhile, had to overcome a close loss to Sweden in their tournament opener to advance. They beat Team North America 4-3 in one of the tournament’s most thrilling games and then easily dispatched Finland 3-0 with their tournament lives on the line.
The Russians are seeking their first tournament title in a best-on-best featuring NHL players since the 1981 Canada Cup in the Soviet era. It’s been a long drought and there is at least some pressure even if this tournament is not considered anywhere near as big as the Olympics, especially in Russia.
This is a rivalry in need of a major rejuvenation and it could come right here. While Canada has the deepest roster, Russia has a group of forwards that can score often. Led by Alex Ovechkin, the weapons on this team are numerous. Evgeni Malkin, Nikita Kucherov, Artemi Panarin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Vladimir Tarasenko are all going to challenge Canada’s defense more than most other forward groups could.