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Dynamo Riga Wins the USA Cup, 5-2

Igor Pavlov and Oleg Znarok scored 50 seconds apart in the third period as Dynamo Riga held off the United States, 5-2, to win the USA Cup Sunday night.

Pavlov broke a 2-2 tie at 5:20 when he took a drop pass behind the net from Ilmars Tomanis and flipped a backhander past goalie Scott LaGrand as he skated through the crease.

Znarok was the leading scorer in the four-day tournament with four goals and four assists.

Stockholm AIK defeated Canada, 6-5, in the consolation game.

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