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U.S. falls to Czech Republic

Updated: December 31, 2011, 12:55 AM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Petr Holik scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and Petr Mrazek made 52 saves to lead the Czech Republic to a 5-2 win over the United States on Friday at the world junior hockey championship.

The Detroit Red Wings prospect turned back point-blank shots and goalmouth redirections, stopped a penalty shot and even got a little help from the goalpost in the win.

The U.S. (1-2) was sent to the relegation round later Friday when Finland beat Denmark 10-1. ...

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