The final day of the Tournament Round had 2 games. Team Russia vs. Team Finland and Team Czech Republic vs Team USA.
The first game was Team Russia vs Team Finland. Finland went into the game already being eliminated from the Semi finals. Team Russia needed to win to make it to the semifinals. Sergei Bobrovsky started for Team Russia and Tuukka Rask started for Team Finland. No scoring in the first period. Vladimir Tarasenko would open the scoring for Team Russia at 3:42 of the 2nd. Alex Ovechkin with the lone assist. Ivan Telegin would make it 2-0 Russia at 5:01 of the 2nd. Vadim Shipachev with the lone assist. Evgeni Malkin would extend the lead to 3-0 at 3:39 of the 3rd period. And that’s how the game would end.
With the win Team Russia advances to play Team Canada in the semifinals sending Team North America home. Bobrovsky would make 21 saves in the shutout. Rask would make 19 saves on 22 shots.
The second game was Team USA vs Team Czech Republic. Both of these teams were already eliminated from advancing to the semifinals. Ben Bishop started for Team USA. Petr Mrazek started for Team Czech Republic. Zbynek Michalek opened the scoring for Team Czech Republic at 12:44 of the 1st. Ondrej Palat and Martin Hanzal with the assists. Joe Pavelski would tie the game on a powerplay goal at 14:28 of the 1st. Zach Parise and Patrick Kane with the assists. Milan Michalek scored unassisted at 6:03 to give the Czech Republi a 2-1 lead. Justin Abdelkader would score at 14:13 of the 2nd to tie it 2-2. Dustin Byfuglien and Ryan Suter with the assists. Andrej Sustr would give the Czech Republic the 3-2 lead at 16:50 of the 2nd. Jakub Voracek and Michael Frolik with the assists. Milan Michalek would extend the lead to 4-2 at 17:29 of the 2nd. Ales Hemsky and Roman Polak with the assists.
Cory Schneider would start the 3rd period in net for Team USA.Ryan McDonagh scored a shorthanded goal at 2:22 of the 3rd period to bring the USA within 1 goal. Blake Wheeler and Brandon Dubinsky with the assists. The Czech Republic would win 4-3. Team USA would finish the prelim round 0-3 while the Czech Republic would finish the round 1-1-1. Mrazek would make 36 saves on 39 shots for Team Czech Republic. Ben Bishop made 16 saves on 20 shots and Cory Schneider made 7 saves on 7 shots.
The Semifinals begin at 7pm Saturday with Team Canada vs Team Russia .The game will be on ESPN2. Team Europe will play Team Sweden on Sunday at 1pm on ESPN.