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United States scores eight goals, routs Russia at hockey worlds

CBSSports.com wire reports
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Paul Stastny (second from left) celebrates with teammates after scoring Team USA's first goal. (Getty Images)
Paul Stastny (second from left) celebrates with teammates after scoring Team USA's first goal. (Getty Images)

HELSINKI -- Paul Stastny had two goals and two assists and Craig Smith set up five on Thursday to give the United States an 8-3 win over Russia and a spot in the semifinals of the hockey world championships.

TJ Oshie, Nate Thompson, Alex Galchenyuk, Ryan Carter, Jacob Trouba and David Moss also scored. Goaltender John Gibson had 31 saves.

The Americans will next face either Switzerland or the Czech Republic.

Alexander Ovechkin scored one goal for the Russians, while Alexander Svitov and Alexander Perezhogin added the others.

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