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U.S. clinches second consecutive quarterfinal berth

Updated: May 13, 2006, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

RIGA, Latvia -- Hours after landing in Europe, Patrick O'Sullivan scored the go-ahead goal and the United States held off Latvia 4-2 to clinch a quarterfinal berth in the world ice hockey championships on Saturday.

O'Sullivan's 11-hour flight from Houston meant he arrived in Riga only three hours before the game, and he said he was relieved to win.

"To get an important goal for the team in my first game, especially after having a really tough day of travel, it feels good to help ...

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