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Sweden rallies from 5-1 deficit to advance

Updated: May 8, 2003, 12:10 AM ET
Associated Press

HELSINKI, Finland -- P.J. Axelsson scored with 4:54 to play as Sweden rallied from a 5-1 deficit to beat Finland 6-5 Wednesday and advance to the semifinals of the World Hockey Championships.

Sweden will play defending champion Slovakia on Friday. Slovakia beat Switzerland 3-1.

In Turku, Olympic champion Canada advanced with a 3-2 victory over Germany, on Eric Brewer's goal 37 seconds into overtime. The Canadians will play the Czech Republic, which beat Russia 3-0 in the other ...

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