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Russia survives Canadian scare

Updated: January 4, 2012, 10:53 AM ET
Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta -- Canada will not play for the gold medal at the world junior hockey championships for the first time in over a decade.

The Canadians lost 6-5 to defending champion Russia in Tuesday night's second semifinal despite a four-goal burst in the third period. Canada's streak of playing in every final since 2002 ended. The Canadians were 5-5 in those games.

Russia will meet Sweden in the championship game Thursday after the Swedes beat Finland 3-2 in a shootout earlier ...

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