Team Russia defeated Team Finland 3-0 on Thursday in the final preliminary-round game for each team at the World Cup of Hockey 2016. Team Russia (2-1-0) advanced to the semifinals with the victory and will play Team Canada on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN2, CBC, TVA, TVA Sports). Team Finland (0-3-0) was eliminated Wednesday.
Here are the three stars of the game as selected by members of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 Organizing Committee:
3rd Star, Dmitry Orlov, D, Team Russia
2 SHOTS, PLUS-1 RATING, 20:22 TOI
Played a big part in another solid defensive performance by Team Russia.
2nd Star, Ivan Telegin, F, Team Russia
GOAL, 3 HITS, 14:35 TOI
Gave Team Russia a 2-0 lead with his first goal of the tournament 5:01 into the second period.
1st star, Vladimir Tarasenko, F, RUS
GOAL, 3 SHOTS, 13:04 TOI
Opened the scoring 3:42 into the second period to put Team Russia on the road to victory. Has two goals in the World Cup.