Russia earns golden opportunity against Canada
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Anton Khudobin helped Russia set up a gold-medal showdown with Canada in the World Junior Championship, making 22 saves in a 7-2 semifinal victory over the defending champion United States on Sunday night.
Canada beat the Czech Republic 3-1 in the first semifinal to advance to the championship game for the fourth straight year.
Russia's Sergei Shirokov broke a 2-2 tie late in the first period, and Evgeni Malkin made it 4-2 midway through the third. Alexander Ovechkin, ...
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