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Now the real work begins for U.S. men's hockey team
Now the real work begins for U.S. men's hockey team

SOCHI, Russia — The U.S. men's hockey team was designed to be fast and hard to play against and it was all of that in the preliminary round of the Sochi Olympic tournament, sandwiching a dramatic shootout victory over Russia between routs of Slovakia and Slovenia. But as many bruises as the U.S. players inflicted with their in-your-face style, as many vapor trails as they left by capitalizing on their speed on the wide international ice surface, those were only preludes to what they must do as the knockout phase begins. The real test, center Ryan Kesler correctly said, begins Wednesday in the quarterfinals, in which the U.S. will face a Czech Republic team that's...

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