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Canada in World Cup hockey final

Sept. 11, 2004 at 10:43 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Vincent Lecavalier scored 3:45 into overtime Saturday to give Canada to a 4-3 victory over the Czech Republic and a berth in the World Cup final.

Roberto Luongo stepped in for an injured Martin Brodeur and made 37 saves for Canada, which will face Finland in Tuesday's final. Finland was a 2-1 winner over defending champion United States on Friday.

Canada, 5-0 so far in the tournament, has never failed to reach the final of a Canada Cup/World Cup tournament. Brodeur had allowed just three goals in Canada's first four victories, which included a 5-0 victory over Slovakia in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Mario Lemieux, Kris Draper and Eric Brewer scored goals for Canada. Petr Cajanek, Martin Havlat and Patrik Elias scored for the Czechs.

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