The first semi-final at the 2013 World Junior Championships is set following the USA’s 7-0 romp over the Czech Republic. With the victory, the USA will now face Canada Thursday in the first semi-final (4am TSN) as the winner advances to the Gold Medal game.
The USA scored five power-play goals (three in the second) to easily handle the second place team from Group A. If you missed the game live, you can watch a replay at 10:30am TSN and 7:30pm on TSN.
Leafs prospect Tyler Biggs didn’t have a point in the big win but he had four shots and an even rating as he continues to see lots of time on the penalty kill. Biggs has one assist in the tournament with eight penalty minutes.
Russia was pushed to the brink of elimination in their quarter-final against Switzerland as they trailed 3-2 before tying the game with just 1:39 to go in the third period. They would go on to win in the shootout as Nikita Kucherov scored the winning goal. You can watch a replay of the game at 2pm & Midnight on TSN2. Russia will now face defending champion Sweden in the semi-final on Thursday (8am TSN).