2014 IIHF World Championships - QUARTERFINALS
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Three power play goals proved key in the Czech Republic’s 4-3 victory over the United States in the IIHF World Championships quarterfinals on Thursday.
Brock Nelson scored first for the Americans at 6:54 of the opening period. Tomas Rolinek responded for the Czechs at 9:25 of the same period.
The second frame was dominated by the Czech Republic as they rattled off three-straight power play goals to take a 4-1 commanding lead.
Two goals by Tyler Johnson and the Americans in the third period wouldn’t be enough as the Czechs would hold on for the one-goal win.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Jeff Petry finished the game -1 with a shot on goal, playing 14:18.
At the Sochi Olympics in February Canada beat Finland 2-1 in overtime in group play on their way to a gold-medal finish. On Thursday at the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Belarus, Finland returned the favour with a 3-2 win to knock Canada out of the quarterfinals.
Finland scored first but Canada used a two-goal second period to take the lead heading into the third.
Hietanen tied the game just 28 seconds into the final frame while Pakarinen finished things off at 16:52.
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens got the start and made 23 saves in the loss.