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Czech Republic vs. Latvia - 02-23-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

-This was a very surprising game. Jaromir Jagr didn't return after an early injury in the second period. As a result, the Czechs were flat and got a scare from Latvia. The Czech finally were able to solve goaltender Edgards Malsaskis in overtime to pull out a 3-2 win.

-There was no word of Jaromir Jagr's (above) status. If he can't go tomorrow, the Czechs are toast against FInland.

-Edgars Malsaskis was the star of this game. He was the reason the Latvians even had a chance.

-Martin Havlat stepped it up a bit with Jagr out. He'll have to do even more if Jagr can't play.

-David Krejci, who scored the winning goal in overtime, also played well.

-Did anyone see Patrik Elias?

-The Czech's need to get their power play in order.

The Czech ended up with a 50-26 lead in shots.

-Krejci led the game with seven shots.

-Martins Cipulis and Lauris Darzins led the Latvian with three shots.

-Georgijs Pujac led the game with 26:12.

-Tomas Plekanec led the Czechs with 22:42.

-Jagr ended up with 6:03 of ice time and no shots.

-Game summary.

(Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

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