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Canada lets four-goal lead slip to one

Updated: May 14, 2005, 7:07 PM ET
Associated Press

VIENNA, Austria -- Canada nearly blew a four-goal lead before hanging on to beat Russia 4-3 on Saturday and reach its third straight final at the world hockey championship.

Wade Redden, Sheldon Souray, Dany Heatley and Ed Jovanovski scored for the two-time defending champions, who will play for the gold medal Sunday against the Czech Republic -- a 3-2 overtime winner over Sweden.

The matchup is a repeat of the 1996 championship game in Vienna, when the Czech Republic beat Canada to ...

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