USA too strong for Latvia in latest hockey game

Latvia and the USA provided an entertaining game of ice hockey May 27 in their IIHF World Championship face-off in Rīga, with the Americans eventually emerging victorious.

The Americans opened the scoring, then Latvia tied it up. The pattern was repeated and at the end of a see-saw first quarter the score was 2:2.

After that though, the visitors steadily turned up their intensity and scored two more goals of their own while keeping the hosts at bay.  

The win puts the USA in a strong position joint top of group B, while Latvia are now in a three-way tie for third with Kazakhstan and Finland. However, they still have a chance of making the playoff stages, with Norway up next on Friday in what is probably a must-win game, as after that come the powerful Finnish team and in-form Germany.
 

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