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Associated Press

US tops Slovakia 6-1 at hockey worlds, faces Canada in semis

Colin Blackwell and Conor Garland scored two goals apiece Thursday, and the United States beat Slovakia 6-1 to advance to the semifinal showdown with Canada in hockey’s world championship. The Canadians, who lost their first three games in the tournament, stunned Russia 2-1 on an overtime goal by Andrew Mangiapane. The other semifinal Saturday will pair defending champion Finland and Germany, which stunned Switzerland 3-2 in a shootout.