Dasherboard: Results from yesterday's Quarterfinals in the 2014 IIHF World Juniors in Sweden saw the United States bow out early with a bad second period that saw the US give up two quick power play goals to Russia, losing their 3-2 first period lead in the process. Following the first period the Russian defense held strong and the US never scored again, eventually falling 5-3.
In the second game, Finland continued their strong play by eliminating the Czech Republic 5-3. Canada took care of business with a 4-1 win over Switzerland, who have historically been a thorn in Canada's side internationally over the last decade.
In the final game of the day, host Sweden delighted the home fans with a dominating 6-0 cruise over Slovakia, who had been playing very well this year, which is a testament to how strong Sweden is this year.
Saturday sees Sweden facing Russia for the second time, with Sweden having taken their first meeting 3-2 on New Year's Eve. The second game has Canada facing Finland for the right to go to the gold medal game.
In the Relegation Round, Norway surprised with a 3-0 blanking of Germany to open their best-of-three Relegation Round series, which sees the second game being played today, the only one on today's schedule.