Now this is a game to get excited for. I have no idea who wins. I just hope it's high scoring. I'll say a 5-4 final.
Winner gets the bye into the Semis. Russia has 8 points (SOW), while Canada has 9 points. Even if Russia only wins via the SO or OT, both teams have 10 points, but I believe the next tie breaker is points earned head to head, which Russia would win.
End of the day, regardless of when or how the winner is declared, the winner goes into the Semis. Loser plays in the Quarters, likely against either Finland or the Czechs.
Have to see if fatigue sets in for the CAD forwards. Getting 2 suspended players back for the next game will help. Have to be able roll 4 lines in the 2nd half of back to back games.
I'm going to say 3-1 Russia, based on nothing that I've seen thus far. I don't think either team would be really broken up about losing, and Canada might be better off with another game to actually sort things like the PP and zone entry out.
A close game either way, or a 3 goal win either way, would not surprise me.