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USA advance to men's hockey semisSubmitted: 02/19/2014
USA advance to men's hockey semis
Story By NBC Olympics.com

SOCHI - The U.S. stayed hot in the Sochi Olympics by taking care of the Czech Republic on Wednesday with a 5-2 win to advance to the semifinals.

James Van Riemsdyk, Dustin Brown, David Backes, Phil Kessel and Zach Parise all scored for the U.S.

Plover native Joe Pavelski had an assist in the victory.

For more on the game, select the recap link below.



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