U.S. men’s hockey beats Slovakia, advances to quarterfinals

Ice Hockey – Winter Olympics Day 11_298717

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 20: Troy Terry #23 of the United States skates against Michal Cajkovsky #56 of Slovakia during the Men’s Play-offs Qualifications game on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (WOOD) — It was a hockey game the United States had to have and they got it with a resounding 5-1 victory over Slovakia.

The U.S. men’s team had scored just four goals in their first three games of the PyeongChang Olympics, but they put five on the board in their fourth game.

The first period was scoreless but in the second period, Team USA scored two quick goals with the first from forward Ryan Donoto. Defenseman James Wisniewski scored next on a power play assisted by forward Troy Terry, who had a total of three assists in the second period. They put it away in the third period and Donoto scored his second goal.

Team USA now advances to the quarterfinals where they’ll take on the Czech Republic on Feb. 21.

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