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Slovakia faces Canada

Updated: September 5, 2004, 10:53 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Pavel Datsyuk, Alex Kovalev, Sergei Samsonov, Alexei Yashin and Alexander Ovechkin scored to help Russia beat Slovakia 5-2 on Sunday night in the final preliminary game in the World Cup of Hockey.

Russia finished second in the North American pool of round-robin play and will meet the United States in a quarterfinal game in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday.

Russia dominated the Americans in a 3-1 victory last Thursday in St. Paul.

"I'm not sure if they took us ...

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