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Czechs edge Team USA on Orsava shootout goal

ROCHESTER -- Jakub Orsava scored the only goal in the shootout, giving the Czech Republic a 3-2 win over Team USA at Monroe Community College in an exhibition tuneup for the IIHF World Junior Championship.

Team USA twice tied the game with 9:16 left in the third period on the second goal of the game by Kyle Palmieri.

The Czechs scored first on a goal by Petr Straka with 7:15 left in the period. Palmieri tied it with 54 seconds to go in the first. After a scoreless second period, Martin Planek put the Czechs back in front with 9:16 to go in the third.


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*Tuesday night's Slovakia-Norway pre-tournament exhibition game at Jamestown Savings Bank Arena has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. today due to delays in the arrival of the Norwegian team's equipment. Those holding tickets for the game may still use them for admission. Tickets still remain for that game as well as Thursday's tuneup doubleheader featuring Team USA against Norway (7 p.m.) and Russia against Slovakia (4 p.m.). For tickets, visit or call 484-2624.

*The NHL Network U.S. will provide exclusive live coverage of all Team USA's games, five additional preliminary round matchups and all medal round games in high-definition from the world juniors. The network also will provide nightly recaps on its signature show, "NHL On the Fly."

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