Newyorkrangers.com reports that Team Russia will move on to the medal round as they defeated Canada 5-2 in a World Hockey Championship quarterfinal.
Artem Anisimov was on the ice for the first Russia goal and ended the night with two shots on gaol in 10:34 of action. For Team Canada, Marc Staal was a -2 while Michael Del Zotto was a healthy scratch for the second straight game and Chad Johnson again served as Chris Mason's back-up.
...tough start to Messier's GM career as Team Canada missed out on the Worlds medal round for the first time since 2002. Not his fault as many veterans are either still in the playoffs or chose not to play. Or maybe that is his fault. Isn't he supposed to get the top guys to play? If he can't get guys to play for their country how is he going to convince them to play for the Rangers if he eventually becomes GM?