Canada, Russia, Advance To Gold Medal Game
2008 IIHF World Championships
Russia continued their shutout streak Friday afternoon, blanking Finland, 4-0. Russia has outscored opponents 10-0 since the quarterfinals, riding the hot play of San Jose goaltender Evgeny Nabokov. With his 23-save performance Friday, Nabokov has stopped 92 of 97 shots faced in the tournament for a .948 save percentage and a 1.25 GAA.
The two teams will meet Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the Gold Medal game. Canada brought home the Gold in the 2007 World Championships in Moscow, and Russia looks to return the favor on Canadian ice. Russia won a Bronze Medal last year.
Sweden and Finland will play Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. for the Bronze Medal contest. Finland took home a Silver Medal at the 2007 World Championships.