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US falls to Czech Republic 5-2

US falls to Czech Republic 5-2

Petr Holik scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and Petr Mrazek made 52 saves to lead the Czech Republic to a 5-2 win over the United States on Friday at the world junior hockey championship
The loss by the United States hurt its chances of advancing to the medal round.
Petr Holik tapped in a goalmouth rebound with less than eight minutes to go in the third period to break a 2-2 tie.
Thomas Filippi added a goal at 17:19, followed by an empty-net goal by Holik just over a minute later.
The victory also assured Canada (3-0) it would win Pool B and get a bye to the semifinal.
Filippi finished with two goals. Tomas Hertl also scored for the Czech Republic while T.J. Tynan and Bill Arnold scored for the U.S.


Updated : 2021-06-16 09:51 GMT+08:00