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Canada's Nazem Kardi, left, Ben Scrivens and Finland's Irio Pakarinen battle for the puck during the Group A Quarterfinal match at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Canada's Nazem Kardi, left, Ben Scrivens and Finland's Irio Pakarinen battle for the puck during the Group A Quarterfinal match at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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