Canadians, not without problems, figured out the quarterfinals against the Swiss, literally in 0.3 seconds, transferring the game to overtime and achieving success there. However, oddly enough, in the semi-finals with the Czechs they had to be easier.
Few could have expected the Finnish national team in such a composition to reach the final. Many predicted Suomi was defeated in the quarter finals by the Swedes, but they dealt with them with a score of 5: 4 (OT). But if it was somehow possible to assume, then a dry victory over the Russian team became a real sensation.