Canada defeated Sweden 3-2 at the second group stage of the World Ice Hockey Championship in Slovakia’s Kosice on Monday.
Earlier Monday, Russia lost to Finland 2-3 after a penalty shootout in Bratislava.
The Russian and Canadian teams will clash in the quarterfinal on Thursday.
In the quarterfinal of the 2010 IIHF world championship in Germany, Russia beat Canada 5-2.
MOSCOW, May 10 (RIA Novosti)