Dios Mio! Ovechkin Rolls Into Semis

Alex Ovechkin and Team Russia downed a stacked Team Canada squad 2-1 in the Quarterfinal at the World Championships in Bratislava. Ovechkin had 1 shot on goal in 18:52 of ice time and he hit defenseman Marc Methot in the face with a shot.  The IIHF roundup is here.

Russia is set for a re-match with Team Finland in the Semifinals tomorrow at 8:15pm local time.  The Finns beat the Russians 3-2 on Monday in a shootout.  The other semifinal pits Team Sweden against the defending champion Czech Republic, who downed Team USA on the strength of a Jaromir Jagr hat trick.