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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Quick facts: USA vs. Czech Republic

By Kevin Gibson, TSN

USA vs Czech Republic, noon ET
Two teams last met at the Olympics in 1998
The Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia have won 5 straight at the Olympics vs. Team USA
Team USA last beat Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia at the Olympics in 1980
USA:
3-3 in past 6 quarterfinals games, won in 2010, have not won back-to-back quarterfinals in past 6
2/8 on the power play, 8/9 on the penalty-kill
Jonathan Quick .944 save percentage
Phil Kessel (4G, 3A), led preliminary round in points
Czech Republic:
Finished 7th in 2 of past 3 Olympics, won bronze in 2006
4/17 on the power plan, 8/10 on the penalty-kill
Ondrej Pavelec .923 save percentage
Tomas Plekanec (1G, 3A), Marek Zidlicky (2G, 2A)