The USA-Canada matchup everybody has been waiting for is now coming to fruition.
Team USA downed the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday to advance to the semifinals and a date with Jonathan Toews and Team Canada.
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Blackhawks star Patrick Kane had an assist as five different U.S. players found the back of the net, including captain Zach Parise. Ryan Suter had three assists, Ryan Kesler had a pair of helpers and David Backes added a goal and an assist for Team USA.
Blackhawks veteran Michal Rozsival played nearly 19 minutes for the Czechs.
The U.S. will face off against Canada Friday morning.