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Meat Line steps up against Czechs

Brown-Backes-Callahan trio steps up to advance Team USA to semis

Updated: February 19, 2014, 6:34 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- In each game, when the United States men's hockey team has taken the ice, it's as though the players have said, "OK, this is the element of the game that will be the difference-maker, the building block that propels us forward."

In the U.S. opener against Slovakia, the fourth line led the way in a six-goal second period.

Against Russia, the power play and T.J. Oshie's shootout heroics guided the Americans to victory.

Against Slovenia, it was Phil Kessel's ...

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