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Team USA beats Czech Republic, earns spot in the semifinals

SOCHI, Russia — As the favorites stumble and crumble all around them, Team USA keeps cruising along. The Americans easily dispatched the Czech Republic in Wednesday’s quarterfinal game 5-2, as David Backes had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Suter had three assists. The win puts the United States into the semifinals, where it will meet Canada in a rematch of the 2010 gold-medal game.


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