Team Finland and Team Russia are getting ready to battle it out in the first semi-final match up, while Team Canada will face off against Team USA in the second, with all four teams fighting for a berth in the finals.
Only three Montreal Canadiens players remain in the tournament, but lets take a look back at how all of the Montreal contingent did at this year's World Hockey Championship.
Andrighetto was Team Switzerland's most potent offensive threat. The Swiss forward scored three goals and four assists in seven games; a point-per-game pace during his World Championship debut. More impressively, he managed score at that rate without much help in terms of star power on his national team.
Bozon has represented Team France quite frequently on the international stage. Unfortunately for him, he left the tournament having put only four shots on net and having been held pointless over the six games that he took part in.
Playing through a stomach bug, Nygren still managed to suit up for five games with Team Sweden. The defenceman had one goal and one assist in the tournament, his lone goal coming on the man advantage. He was made a healthy scratch during his team's quarter-final match against Team Canada (despite being the only right-handed shot on the power play), and the Swedes bowed out of the tournament with a 6-0 loss to the Canadians. It was Sweden's worst showing in 31 years at the World Championship.
Just how weird has this tournament been for Gallagher? Well, he'll be playing alongside noted super pest Brad Marchand to attempt to defeat his Canadiens teammate and Team USA. Gallagher has put up one goal and three assists (including the helper below) in this tournament and leads Team Canada in penalty minutes. The all-North American semi-final takes place on Saturday at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT. Regardless of the outcome of the match, the Canadiens will have at least one representative in the finals.
Although his team suffered an upset at the hands of Team USA in the quarter-finals (losing 2-1 in a shootout), Plekanec ended the tournament on a high note. Team Czech Republic's captain scored five points in eight games, all of them goals.
The Russian defenceman's efforts to stay out of the penalty box are paying off. Despite racking up 25 minutes worth of penalties over his first four games, Emelin has not been penalized since. He has put up one assist in the tournament so far and will take on Team Finland on Saturday at 9:00 AM ET / 6:00 AM PT. Here's to hoping he will be able to convince fellow countryman Vadim Shipachyov to join him in Montreal next year in the process.
After accumulating 12 penalty minutes over his first four games, like Emelin, Eller managed to avoid being penalized over his next four games. He still led the Danes in penalty minutes, but also produced six points in eight games (one goal and five assists), and ended up tied for second in points scored among Team Denmark skaters.lone goal was a power-play marker in their loss to Team Finland in the quarters, though he also scored a nice goal in the shootout to help them get to that playoff game.
Unfortunately for the Boston native, this tournament hasn't gone quite as he had hoped. In the four games that he had started for the American squad, Condon has put up an .885 SV% and won only two of his four starts. He has since lost his starting position in net to New Jersey Devils backup goaltender Keith Kinkaid.
Réway is no stranger to representing Team Slovakia on the international stage, having previously played on both the junior and senior teams. But it was a disappointing tournament for the young Slovak, who was limited to putting up a single point (an assist) in seven games, as Team Slovakia was eliminated early on at the tournament.