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USA vs. Russia at World Hockey Championships

Four final-period goals propelled defending champion Russia past the United States, 4-0, in the semifinals of the ice hockey world championship on Saturday and set up a final with Canada.

Players of team Russia celebrate after winning the
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Players of team Russia celebrate after winning the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Players of Russia's team celebrate after scoring during
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Players of Russia's team celebrate after scoring during the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Players of team USA react after loosing the
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Players of team USA react after loosing the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Russia's Yevgeni Dadonov, right, tries to score past
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Russia's Yevgeni Dadonov, right, tries to score past Connor Hellebuyck of the USA during the Hockey World Championships semifinal match in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Russia's Yevgeni Dadonov, right, and John Moore Jr
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Russia's Yevgeni Dadonov, right, and John Moore Jr of the USA battle for the puck during the Hockey World Championships semifinal match in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Ben Smith of USA and Russia's Andrei Mironov
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Ben Smith of USA and Russia's Andrei Mironov battle for the puck during the Hockey World Championships semifinal match in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck, of the United States, reacts
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Goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck, of the United States, reacts missing a goal during the Hockey World Championships semifinal match against Russia in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Supporters cheer as Russia's players celebrate their goal
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Supporters cheer as Russia's players celebrate their goal against United States during the Hockey World Championships semifinal match in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Supporters cheer as Russia players celebrate their goal
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Supporters cheer as Russia players celebrate their goal against United States during the Hockey World Championships semifinal match in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Vadim Shipachyov (3rd L) of Russia celebrates with
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Vadim Shipachyov (3rd L) of Russia celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEKMICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images

United States players Torey Krug, left, Jake Gardiner,
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United States players Torey Krug, left, Jake Gardiner, right, and Mark Arcobello, foreground, react after losing 0-4 to Russia at the Hockey World Championships semifinal match in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Forward Vadim Shipachyov (R, #87) of Russia celebrates
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Forward Vadim Shipachyov (R, #87) of Russia celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Forward Vadim Shipachyov of Russia celebrates after scoring
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Forward Vadim Shipachyov of Russia celebrates after scoring a goal during the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Yevgeni Malkin (C) of Russia celebrates after his
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Yevgeni Malkin (C) of Russia celebrates after his teammate Sergei Mozyakin (not in picture) scored during the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEKMICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images

Goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck, of the United States, misses
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Goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck, of the United States, misses a shot as Russia's Yevgeni Malkin watches, during the Hockey World Championships semifinal match in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Russia's Vladimir Tarasenko, left, and Justin Faulk of
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Russia's Vladimir Tarasenko, left, and Justin Faulk of USA struggle for the puck during the Hockey World Championships semifinal match in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Supporters cheer as Russia team players celebrate their
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Supporters cheer as Russia team players celebrate their goal against the United States, during the Hockey World Championships semifinal match in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Forward Alexander Ovechkin (R) of Russia observes as
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Forward Alexander Ovechkin (R) of Russia observes as his teammate forward Yevgeni Malkin shoots to score to a empty net during the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Russia's Viktor Tikhonov, left, and Seth Jones of
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Russia's Viktor Tikhonov, left, and Seth Jones of USA battle for the puck during the Hockey World Championships semifinal match in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 16, 2015

Yevgeni Malkin of Russia scores during the semi
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Yevgeni Malkin of Russia scores during the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEKMICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images

Spectators reacts as forward Yevgeni Malkin (C) of
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Spectators reacts as forward Yevgeni Malkin (C) of Russia celebrates with his teammates forward Alexander Ovechkin (R) and forward Nikolai Kulyomin after scoring a goal during the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Spectators reacts as forward Yevgeni Malkin (L) of
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Spectators reacts as forward Yevgeni Malkin (L) of Russia celebrates with his teammate forward Alexander Ovechkin after scoring a goal during the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Players of team USA react after loosing the
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Players of team USA react after loosing the semi final match USA vs Russia at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 16, 2015 at the O2 Arena in Prague. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

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