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Canada loses in world hockey quarter-final

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.

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