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Alexander Semin's Hit on Dan Boyle

Alexander+Semin in Ice Hockey - Day 13
Alexander Semin #28 of Russia moves the puck against Canada during the ice hockey men's quarter final game between Russia and Canada on day 13 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 24, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Getty Images)more pics »Things got a little ugly at the end of the blowout game between Canada and Russia today. Russia was losing 7-3 with just about 3 minutes left in the third period, when Alexander Semin of Russia slammed Dan Boyle of Canada hard and high into the boards. Boyle was fine, but then came up behind Semin seconds later and slew-footed him.

Dan Boyle (Getty)
Both guys got penalties for the altercation, and some say both hits were dirty, while others think both were clean -- or somewhere in a gray area. Either way, things were heated during the game, which ended 7-3.

A few minutes into the second period, Canada was beating Russia 6-1. Evgeny Nabakov was eventually replaced at the Russian goal, and it just wasn't very pretty. Corey Perry  scored two goals for Canada, while the Russians floundered with basically half the shots on goal the Canadians produced.

In the third period, Russia had 3 goals and continued to struggle against the Canadian team. The audience didn't seem to mind too much though, as the stadium erupted each time the puck found its way into the Russian net. Team USA, you should probably look out.

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