U.S. reaches semifinals

T.J. Oshie scored a goal and Team USA surprisingly routed Russia 8-3 in a quarterfinal game at the World Championships.

The Americans, who also have Danny Kristo on the team, advance to a semifinal matchup against undefeated Switzerland at noon Saturday. The other semifinal is Finland vs. Sweden.

This is rare territory for the U.S. in this tournament. The Americans haven’t won a medal at the World Championship since 2004 (bronze) and they haven’t played in the championship since the 1960 Winter Olympics doubled as the IIHF World Championship.

Oshie has played in two games this tournament, registering one goal. Kristo has a goal and two assists in eight games for Team USA.

Below is a picture of Kristo matching up against NHL MVP finalist Alexander Ovechkin.

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