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Canada, Finland advance to worlds final

(AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal, Matt Murray made 39 saves and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday night to advance to face Finland in the world hockey championship final.

"I think we can beat anybody in this tournament," Stone said. "It's just a matter of whether we play well or not. We're going to have to bring our best game to beat (Finland), but I'm comfortable with the team that we have."

In the first semifinal, Marko Anttila scored midway through the third period in Finland's 1-0 victory over Russia.

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1 N. Kucherov, TB1284187
2 C. McDavid, Edm1164175
3 P. Kane, Chi1104466
4 L. Draisaitl, Edm1055055
5 B. Marchand, Bos1003664
6 S. Crosby, Pit1003565
7 N. MacKinnon, Col994158
8 J. Gaudreau, Cgy993663
9 S. Stamkos, TB984553
10 A. Barkov, Fla963561
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 J. Binnington, StL1.89
2 B. Bishop, Dal1.98
3 R. Lehner, NYI2.13
4 T. Greiss, NYI2.28
5 J. Campbell, LA2.30
6 D. Kuemper, Ari2.33
7 J. Halak, Bos2.34
8 P. Mrazek, Car2.39
9 A. Vasilevskiy, TB2.40
10 P. Rinne, Nsh2.42
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