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Staal's OT goal earns Canada spot in quarters

Updated: May 7, 2007, 3:23 PM ET
Associated Press

MYTISCHI, Russia -- Eric Staal scored 23 second into overtime Sunday to give Canada a 4-3 victory over the Czech Republic, but the point earned by reaching overtime still was enough to advance the Czechs to the quarterfinals at the world championships.

Also Sunday, Pavol Demitra scored the winning goal and Slovakia reached the quarterfinals with a 4-3 victory over Belarus. Already through to the final eight teams were the United States and Canada, who meet Monday.

In Moscow, ...

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