GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA – The Czech Republic beat Canada 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday in a back-and-forth preliminary game in the men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament.
Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar both scored in the shootout, topping Canada’s lone goal.
Earlier, Canada had pulled ahead 2-1 on the power play. Rene Bourque, who played 12 seasons in the NHL, tapped in a rebound on a shot from the point by Maxim Noreau with one second remaining on a holding penalty to Jakub Nakladal.
Canada continued to outshoot the Czechs but could not finish.
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