2014 WJC Podcast: Wrap-up of the semi-final games

By HF Staff

Oskar Sundqvist and Andrey Vasilevskiy - Sweden vs. Russia

Photo: Sweden forward Oskar Sundqvist scores what proved to be the game-winning goal in the third period of Sweden’s 2-1 semi-final win over Russia at the 2014 World Junior Championship (courtesy of LUDVIG THUNMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Two very different games played on during the semi-finals of the 2014 World Junior Championship. The first game of the day pitted Sweden against Russia, while the second featured Canada facing off against Finland.

Sweden continued their march through this year's WJC as they won their sixth straight game of the tournament, taking a closely contested 2-1 decision from Russia to move on to the gold medal game. Filip Forsberg and Oskar Sundqvist gave Sweden a 2-0 lead, but a Russian goal by Damir Zhafyarov in the third period shortly after the Sundqvist marker made the game interesting through the final buzzer. Oscar Dansk stood up to the Russian attack, however, sealing the win for the host team.

The second game of the day was close for one period, as Canada and Finland left the ice after the first period knotted at zero. But Finland took over the game in the second period, scoring three goals to take a 3-1 lead into the third where Teuvo Teravainen salted it away with two goals to give the Finns a surprising 5-1 win over the Canadians.

Hockey's Future writers Chapin Landvogt and Derek O'Brien are in Malmo, Sweden for this tournament. In this HF podcast, they wrap-up the two semi-final games that took place today.

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