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USA clinches spot in quarterfinals

Updated: May 9, 2005, 6:15 PM ET
Associated Press

INNSBRUCK, Austria -- Zach Parise was stopped on a penalty shot with 1:25 left, but the United States clinched a spot in the quarterfinals of the world hockey championships by tying last-place Ukraine 1-1 Monday.

The Americans trailed 1-0 until defenseman Brett Hauer scored a power-play goal 2:45 into the third period. They couldn't grab the lead despite holding a 39-9 shots advantage.

The best chance came in the closing minutes when Ukrainian goalie Kostyantyn Simchuk was ...

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