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Friday Sharks Links: Burns' four points lead Canada to quarterfinal win

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Your daily assortment of links to news and analysis from around the hockey world.

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  • Brent Burns scored two goals and added two assists in Team Canada's quarterfinal win over Team Belarus yesterday at the IIHF World Championships. They now move on to face Tomas Hertl and the Czechs in the semis. [National Post]
  • Meanwhile, Ben Smith scored for Team USA in their quarterfinal matchup against Switzerland, helping them advance to a semifinal game versus Russia. [IIHF]
  • With the Capitals eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Alex Ovechkin is expected to join Team Russia in time for Saturday's game against Team USA. [ESPN]
  • New York Rangers backup Cam Talbot is a goalie the Sharks should keep an eye on. He's likely to be on the trade market and there's a compelling case to be made that he's the real deal. [Because Oilers]
  • Vancouver finally came to terms with 2013 4th rounder, and brother of P.K., Jordan Subban. He's an exciting, if undersized, prospect. [Canucks Army]
  • Sean McIndoe previews the two Conference Final matchups. [Grantland]