Russia will play Finland in the men's ice hockey quarter-finals at Sochi 2014 after winning a testing play-off 4-0 against a weaker Norwegian team.
Norway held Russia in a goalless first period but went behind to an Alexander Radulov strike through Lars Haugen's legs and an Ilya Kovalchuk rebound.
A late empty-net goal by Radulov as Norway chased the game, then an Alexei Tereshchenko strike, flattered Russia.
The United States and Canada are already through to the quarter-finals.
Their opponents will be confirmed following the remaining play-offs later on Tuesday.
Tournament minnows Slovenia earlier put four unanswered goals past Austria to set up a quarter-final against medal prospects Sweden.
Russia's superstar forward Alex Ovechkin - the reigning NHL MVP with the Washington Capitals - is staying positive ahead of Wednesday's quarter-final showdown with Finland, despite having scored just once in four matches in Sochi.
"Everybody knows we have such a good, talented team on offence," said Ovechkin.
"We just try to keep our energy, and keep our emotions [in check]. Tomorrow we're going to need emotions and strength for the quarter-finals against Finland."