WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The United States defeated the Czech Republic 5-2 on Wednesday, advancing into the men’s Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.
Photos: USA Defeats Czechs 5-2; Advance
Team USA will play Canada — who defeated Latvia 2-1 — on Friday for a spot in the Gold-medal game.
James van Riemsdyk gave the Americans a lead 1:39 into the game. They lost it a few minutes later when one of their defenseman, Ryan McDonagh tried to clear the puck away from the front of the crease and it went off the left skate of Ryan Suter and got past Jonathan Quick.
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