Russia to face either U.S. or Finland next
MOSCOW -- Russia led the entire way and Sweden came from behind to secure spots in the semifinals of the hockey world championships on Wednesday.
Evgeni Malkin scored two goals to help Russia beat the Czech Republic 4-0, and Tony Martensson scored three goals in defending champion Sweden's 7-4 win over Slovakia.
Russia, undefeated in seven games and bidding for its first title since 1993, will play either the United States or Finland on Saturday. Sweden will face Canada or Switzerland.
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