Latvia beats Italy in IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship

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After an historic victory over Canada and then a disappointing loss to Kazakhstan, Latvia's ice hockey team returned to winning ways against Italy May 24, racking up a 3:0 victory.

However, Italy - who have now lost three from three - made Latvia sweat for over half an hour before the hosts were finally able to score in the 32nd minute via Martins Karsums with Renars Krastenbergs providing the assist.

The second score didn't come until the third period when Lauris Darzins scored in the 58th minute, before Karsums added a third just before the end of the match when Italy's goaltender was out for a slightly flattering scoreline.

If Latvia wants to keep its winning habit on Thursday against the United States, it will have to raise its game again, but a win would start to make a quarter final slot start to look a real possibility.


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