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The Czech Republic survives rally from rival Slovakia, moves on to quarterfinals

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Nobody can say that Slovakia went down without a fight.

The Czech Republic jumped out to a 4-0 lead in their Olympic matchup against rival Slovakia on Tuesday, but had to withstand a ferocious offensive flurry from the Slovaks in order to secure the win and move on the quarterfinals.

Roman Cervenka scored twice, while Ales Hemsky and David Krejci each added a tally to stake the Czech Republic to a commanding 4-0 advantage in the second period.

Slovakia refused to go quietly however; as Marian Hossa took it upon himself to put his nation’s offense on his back. The 35-year-old forward scored two straight goals to cut the Czech advantage in half. Tomas Surovy would add a tally less than two minutes later to pull the Slovaks within one.

Unfortunately a miracle comeback was not to be, as the Czech defense held strong for the remainder of the contest. Slovakia took a late penalty and Czech captain Tomas Plekanec added an empty-netter to seal the 5-3 victory.

With the win, the Czech Republic will now move on to face the United States in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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