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Russia Still Perfect at Men's Olympic Hockey Tournament

Russia has improved to 2-0 in men's Olympic hockey action after a shutout victory over Denmark on Friday.
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Russia has improved to 2-0 in men's Olympic hockey action after a shutout victory over Denmark on Friday.

The Danes were hoping to play the shocker role after beating the Czech Republic to open the tournament earlier this week. Denmark, playing in its first Olympic tournament, was led by a strong performance by Montreal Canadiens prospect Frederik Dichow. Dichow was playing in its first men's national team game for the Danes and made 31 stops to keep his team in contention to win.

He was, however, beaten at 28:18 for the first goal of the contest. Pavel Karnaukhov scored on a seemingly open cage after the puck bounced off of an Anton Slepyshev shot, with Karnaukhov making no mistake with the extra room. The Russians couldn't capitalize on its five power plays, but it wouldn't matter as an empty-netter from Kirill Semyonov would seal the deal.

Philadelphia Flyers prospect Ivan Fedotov recorded his second consecutive shutout after stopping everything Switzerland sent his way on Wednesday. Fedotov made 16 stops against Denmark, including a flurry of late chances.

Russia sits first in Group B play and will face off against the Czech Republic next on Saturday at 8:10 AM ET. The Danes will play Switzerland at the same time, a game that could set Denmark to potentially keep second in Group B.

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