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U.S. to face Russia in semis

Updated: May 6, 2009, 7:50 PM ET
Associated Press

BERN, Switzerland -- The United States scored three goals in a four-minute span to beat Finland 3-2 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the hockey world championships.

Dustin Brown, T.J. Oshie and Ryan Suter scored midway through the second period and Robert Esche made 47 saves.

The U.S. will play Russia in a semifinal on Friday.

Russia beat Belarus 4-3 earlier Wednesday. The defending champions also beat the United States 4-1 earlier in the tournament.

The U.S., which lost ...

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