Pavel Datsyuk

Canada beats Russia 5-3, advances to World Cup finals

Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockey's biggest stages.

Again.

Crosby scored once and assisted on both of Brad Marchand's goals, including the winner early the third period, to help Canada beat Russia 5-3 on Saturday night in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals.

"He always comes up big in the big games," Marchand said.

The Canadians will face the winner of Sunday's Sweden -Team Europe game in the best-of-three finals that will start Tuesday night.

"We're going to be measured on what happens next," said coach Mike Babcock, who has helped Canada win gold at the last two Winter Olympics.

Crosby opened the scoring at 7:40...

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