COLOGNE, GERMANY - MAY 20: John Tavares #20 of Canada looks dejected after the IIHF World Championship quarter final match between Russia and Canada at Lanxess Arena on May 20, 2010 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Here are highlights from the Russia-Canada quarterfinal at the World Championships, including John Tavares' "sick" goal (9:03 into the video) in which he undresses former Islanders defenseman Denis Grebeshkov and pots the shot just inside the post. [h/t to Hakker in comments for the link.]
Pavel Datsyuk also had quite the snipe (4:24) to make it 2-0. The game of course ended 5-2 for Russia, eliminating Canada from what has been a strange tourney overall. Puck Worlds has snippets on the rest of Thursday's action.
Again, Tavares' goal is at 9:03 of this video. As you'll see from the rest of the highlights, it was not pretty for Canada, and there were a lot of "skirmishes," in the parlance of our times (see Steve Downie in a stick battle with Sergei Fedorov around 8:50 in this video; it starts to look like 1972 out there):
Sorry this is late (and light), but I'm felled by some spring bug, so it'll have to do for now.