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Thursday, February 25, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Slovaks beat defending Olympic champion Sweden 4-3

[via NBC Olympics]

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Nicklas Lidstrom had the final shot and the final chance to extend his Olympic career. Jaroslav Halak refused to give, sending Slovakia into uncharted territory in the Olympics.

Tomas Kopecky scored the decisive goal in the third period and Slovakia hung on for a 4-3 win to send defending Olympic champion Sweden home Wednesday night, advancing to the semifinals for the first time.

"It's the biggest achievement so far in the short history of Slovak Republic," forward Miroslav Satan said. "We definitely going to enjoy it for a while and then focus on the next game." (....continue reading....)


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