Canada out, Sweden in semis at worlds
The Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin scored twice and Russia eliminated Canada at the world championship with a 5-2 quarterfinal win Thursday in Germany. Canada and Lightning center Steven Stamkos, who was an alternate captain for the game, had four shots and was minus-1 in his second game back since sustaining a concussion at the tournament last week. Lightning wing Steven Downie had one shot and five penalties for 18 minutes in 10:47 of ice time for Canada.
In the semifinals, Russia faces host Germany, which beat Switzerland 1-0.
Sweden advanced to Saturday’s semis by beating Denmark 4-2. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman was plus-1 in 15 minutes of ice time for the Swedes, who face the Czech Republic, a 2-1 winner over Finland in a shootout.
For game details and summaries, go to the International Ice Hockey Federation's website, www.iihf.com.