Czech Republic eliminates Slovakia, will face USA in quarters

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Czech Republic eliminates Slovakia, will face USA in quarters
February 18, 2014, 11:45 am
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Former Sharks forward Milan Michalek was a minus-1 for the Czech Republic with three shots on goal. (AP)

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The Czech Republic got off to a blazing start and held a 4-0 lead on Slovakia in the second period on Tuesday.

Slovakia rallied and had narrowed the Czechs' lead to 4-3; however, the Czech Republic hung on, added a final goal and won 5-3.

Its win earns the Czech Republic a meeting with the United States on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

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