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Roni Hirvonen launches Finland to victory over Sweden

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WJC quarterfinal action sees all six Leafs prospects move on to the semifinals.

Finland v Slovakia: Preliminary Round Group A - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

This is the important thing. Watch this on repeat:

Hirvonen saved it for when it matters and got his first goal of the tournament in the dying seconds of a tied quarterfinal. After giving up two in the first Sweden-dominated period, the Finns had one goal reversed on an offside challenge, but otherwise owned the ice in this game. The shots were 31 to 24 for Finland.

Finland advances to the semis and Sweden goes home.

In earlier action, the Russians defeated the Germans as expected to move on as well.

All six Maple Leafs prospects will advance, although only five will play (we hope) as Artur Akhtyamov will be the backup again.

Other fun things from today:

Okay, not as fun:

If Canada and the USA win their quarterfinals as expected, then Russia faces Canada and Finland takes on the USA on Monday. Games are at 6 pm and 9:30 pm Toronto time. Canada - Russia is the earlier game.