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Russia cruises into quarterfinals

Updated: May 16, 2010, 5:29 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

COLOGNE, Germany -- Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings had a hat trick, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin added his fifth goal in five games and unbeaten Russia cruised into the ice hockey world championship quarterfinals with a 6-1 victory over Denmark on Sunday.

The two-time defending champions improved to 4-0 and lead Group E with 12 points. Russia, a record 25-time champion, also extended its worlds winning streak to 23 games, dating to a 2-1 overtime loss against Finland in ...

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