Petr Holik scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and Petr Mrazek made 52 saves to lead the Czech Republic to a 5-2 win over the United States on Friday at the world junior hockey championship.
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Dany Heatley had three goals and an assist to help defending champion Canada beat Slovenia 5-1 on Thursday in the Canadians' opening preliminary round game in the world hockey championship.
Russia's latest win helps defy the notion that it is the same emotionally fragile team that has had a tendency to become disconnected when the going gets tough.