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Canada's Lee pulled onto Czech Republic bench during hockey game

18 February 2018

Wojtek Wolski was the only one to outwit the goalkeeper of the Czech, in the second round, while Maxim Lapierre, Derek Roy, Rene Bourque, Maxim Noreau have all missed their attempts.

The new-look Canadians will try to ride that momentum into Friday night's contest, when they battle the Czech Republic for the top spot in Group A.

The Czech Republic won the game 3-2 in a shootout at Kwandong Hockey Centre.

The bottom eight finishers face off in the four-game playoff qualification round, with the four winners advancing to the quarter-finals.

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Canada continued to outshoot the Czechs but could not finish, squandering a two-man advantage late in the second period. "I must have pushed it wide or there was snow, but don't have to dwell on that, we can move on to the next game now".

The Koreans, ranked 21st in the world and led by a Huron County goalie, took a surprise 1-0 lead over the sixth-ranked Czechs in the first period. With the Czechs' Dominik Kubalik off for slashing, Linden Vey drifted in from the point and snapped the puck toward Mason Raymond, who redirected it inside the far post and past Francouz.

Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar both scored in the shootout, topping Canada's lone goal.

Ice Hockey - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Preliminary Round Match - Canada v Czech Republic - Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea - February 17, 2018 - Canadian (in black) and Czech Republic players shake hands after the game.

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"A penalty shot is 50-50", said Roman Cervenka, who took one of the Czech's penalties and was stopped by Scrivens.

Scrivens made some strong stops to keep the game 2-2, throwing up his right shoulder to rob Jakub Nakladal in the second and kicking out his left leg on a Lukas Radil one-time from the slot in the third.

While it took the unified Korean women's team almost 150 minutes of playing time to notch their first goal, which came on Wednesday against Japan, the South Korean men accomplished the same feat in 7 minutes and 34 seconds.

Andrew Ebbett thought he might get off on a breakaway during the crazed stanza but was out of juice, so he sprung Mat Robinson, who started the play by stealing the puck and hustled his way onto the attack.

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Cho Min-ho, the second line center, scored the team's only goal - its first ever in the Olympics - at 7:34 in the first. "At the end of the day, I was just trying to give the guys a chance to win the game".

Canada's Lee pulled onto Czech Republic bench during hockey game