Slovakia ties up U.S., but Kesler answers back

February 13, 2014

 


Ryan Callahan of United States and Andrej Sekera of Slovakia battle for the puck. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

It took all of 24 seconds of the second period for Slovakia’s Tomas Tatar to score the tying goal against the United States, making it 1-1.

Tatar collected the puck after a sloppy U.S. turnover in the American end and beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a high, hard wrist shot.

But just a minute later, Ryan Kesler put the Americans back on top with a slap shot from the right circle that cleanly beat Slovakian goalie Jaroslav Halak. Patrick Kane assisted on the goal that made it 2-1 with 18:36 left in the second.

 

Barry Svrluga is the national baseball writer for The Washington Post.
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