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Czech Republic forward Tomas Fleischmann scored one goal and assisted on David Krejci’s game winner in overtime as the Czech Republic squeaked by Latvia, 2-1 in the men’s playoff qualifier in Vancouver.

Day 12 of the Winter Olympics saw an inspired comeback by Latvia, who scored two 3rd period goals, the second by Mikelis Redlihs with 3:41 in regulation.

The Capitals’ Fleischmann scored on an assist from Krecji in the 1st period and returned the favor to win the game and advance the Czech squad to a Wednesday match-up vs. Finland.

The remainder of Wednesday’s schedule includes USA vs. Switzerland and what some people expected to be the gold medal game, Russia vs. Canada. One of those two teams will go home without a medal. Sweden will play the winner of the Slovakia/Norway game currently in progress.

Such great hockey so far – can’t wait for these games.

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