Team Finland on Thursday made it to the semifinals of the world championship on hockeywhich passes these days in the ice arenas of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In the quarterfinals, held in St. Petersburg sports complex “Yubileiny”, the Finns beat the Danes with the score 5:1.
The winners scored a double, Mikael Granlund, another three goals were scored by Jarno Cocciante, Patrick Laine and Jussi Jokinen. The Danes scored by Lars eller.
“The Finns were just stronger than us, – quotes the press service of the tournament striker of the national team of Denmark’s Kirill Starkov. – Was able to score and close the gap, the greater, unfortunately, could not achieve. The Finns won all the matches? I think that is still the main favorite of the tournament is Russia!”
The Finns in the semi-final may 21 in Moscow will meet the winner of another quarterfinal, which later on Thursday will play the teams from Russia and Germany.
The other pair of afternoon games by the national teams of Czech Republic and the USA brought the game to overtime, where the stars and stripes suddenly took the upper hand with the score 2:1. Recall that the Czechs won group a and played with the fourth team of octet V.
Now the Americans in the semifinals will cross sticks with the strongest in the confrontation between the national teams of Canada and Sweden, who will sort things out tonight.