MALMO, Sweden - Russia beat the United States 5-3 in quarter-final play at the world junior hockey championship on Thursday, rallying to take the lead on Nakita Zadorovs two power-play goals. Mario Edwards Jr. Jersey . Zadorov scored on 5-on-3 advantages in a 1:01 span in the second period to give Russia a 4-3 lead. The 6-foot-4 defenceman plays for the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League. Russia will face Sweden, a 6-0 winner over Slovakia, in the semifinals Saturday. In the other quarterfinals, Canada beat Switzerland 4-1, and Finland topped the Czech Republic 5-3. "We want to play Sweden," Zadorov said before the Swedes victory. "It was a close game last time (3-2 loss), and were going to watch some video and play better." Pavel Buchnevich also scored twice for Russia, Buffalo Sabres centre Mikhail Grigorenko added a goal, and Andrei Vasilevski made 30 saves. "The power plays were the game-changer," said Grigorenko, who has two goals and an assist in 18 games for Buffalo this season. "We scored two goals. We took the lead, and we kept it. Those two 5-on-3s in a row were the key. "This game made us a better team today than we were yesterday. I think we deserved to win. Hopefully, we can keep the same energy, same compete level for the semifinals." New Jersey Devils farmhand Stefan Matteau, Plymouth Whalers forward Ryan Hartman and Wisconsins Nic Kerdiles had first-period goals for the United States, the tournament winner last year in Russia. "Penalties," said Matteau, off for tripping when Zadorov scored the tying goal. "They buried their chances. The refs did their job. I know North American teams coming over here ... maybe the officiating is different, but we still gave them a reason to call penalties. Thats what shot us in the foot. But we got power plays, too. We didnt finish." Providences John Gillies stopped 20 shots. "Its not a good feeling, but I think it will make us all better players," Gillies said. Russia has won the under-20 event 13 times, the first nine as the Soviet Union. Canada advanced to the semifinals for the 16th straight year. It won the last of its record 15 titles in 2009 in Ottawa. Sweden, 5-0-0 in the tournament, is seeking its third title and second in three years. "Were getting closer - two games away," Colorado College defenceman Gustav Olofsson said. "It feels more exciting and more fun to play when you get closer to gold." Nashville Predators winger Filip Forsberg had two goals and two assists, Lucas Wallmark also scored twice, Carolina Hurricanes centre Elias Lindholm added a goal and three assists, Jacob de la Rose had a goal, and Erie Otters goalie Oscar Dansk made 18 saves. Lindholm has three goals and four assists in 21 games this season for Carolina, and Forsberg has a goal and four assists in 12 games for Nashville. "We have to stay out of the penalty box a little more," Forsberg said. "Theyre pretty dangerous and its going to be even more dangerous against Russia. Thats something we have to work on." Finland overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat the Czech Republic, taking a 4-3 lead on Saku Kinnunens goal with 8:21 left. Saku Maenalanen scored twice, and Juuso Ikonen and Henri Ikonen added goals for Finland. Dominik Simon, Martin Prochazka and Radek Faksa scored for the Czech Republic. Norway beat Germany 3-0 in Game 1 of the best-of-three relegation series. Joachim Svendsen made 29 saves, and Martin Ronnild, Didrik Svendsen and Andreas Klavestad scored. Cheap Saints Jerseys . The New York Rangers centre had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators ending a 13-game goal-scoring drought. LeCharles Bentley Jersey .Y. - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sundays NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Mike Magee converted two penalty kicks in a 10-minute span of the first half and the Chicago Fire beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday. The Fire forward converted two penalty kicks within 10 minutes against the defending Major League Soccer champs. The victory was the second straight for the Fire (2-2-6, 12 points), while Sporting (5-4-2, 17 points) lost for the second time in four days. Magees opening goal came in the sixth minute after forward Quincy Amarikwa was tripped by Sporting goalkeeper Eric Kronberg inside the penalty box. Kiko Alonso Jersey. He delivered a successful shot to the right of Kronberg, who dove the opposite way. Magee made the second one in nearly the same spot for his fourth goal of the season after midfielder Benji Joya was knocked down inside the box. Kansas City broke the shutout in the 68th minute on Dom Dwyers header. ' ' '
United States 5-3 in quarter-final play
United States 5-3 in quarter-final play