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Sweden, Finland advance to final

Updated: May 13, 2011, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- Sweden and Finland advanced to the finals of the ice hockey world championship Friday.

The Swedes got two goals from St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund in a 5-2 victory over the defending champion Czech Republic.

Then Finland blanked Russia 3-0 to set up a Scandinavian showdown for the trophy.

"We have to play our game and make sure we're ready to go mentally and physically," Finland captain Mikko Koivu said of facing the Swedes. "It's a huge challenge ...

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