HELSINKI, Finland – Canada has been eliminated from the IIHF World Hockey Championship after 4-3 quarter-final loss to Slovakia.
Michal Handzus tipped in a shot with 2:32 to play in regulation as Slovakia eliminated Canada with a 4-3 quarter-final victory.
The goal came just five seconds after Canadian captain Ryan Getzlaf was given a questionable five-minute major for kneeing Juraj Mikus.
Tomas Kopecky, Miroslav Satan and Milan Bartovic also scored for Slovakia (6-2-0).
Evander Kane, Jeff Skinner and Alex Burrows replied for Canada (6-1-1).
The Slovaks will move on to face the winner of the Sweden-Czech Republic quarter-final, which will be played later today.
Canada is going home early for the third straight year.