For the second straight season Team Canada had a great round robin in the World Hockey Championships, only to lose in the quarterfinals.
Last year it was Russia who was the opponent. This year it was a hmmmmm, Slovakia.
Despite having a 3-2 lead with only six minutes left, Canada could not hang on to the victory. Milan Bartovic tied the game at three and then Michal Handzus of the San Jose Sharks scored the game winning goal on the power play with captain Ryan Getzlaf in the penalty box serving a five minute major for kneeing.
Miroslav Satan, a former Edmonton Oiler, also scored for Slovakia, who advances to the semi-finals where they will play their nemesis, the Czech Republic in the semi-finals Saturday. Finland will play Russia in the other semi-final. The final takes place Sunday morning at 11:30am from Helsinki.
Canada got off to a slow start where they fell behind 2-0 early, but dominated the second before the wheels fell off in the third.