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Washington Capitals prospects Riley Barber, Connor Carrick, and Thomas DiPauli all contributed to the scoreboard in USA’s convincing victory over the Czech Republic, 5-1.
Early in the game, Barber scored a powerplay goal from almost no angle, banking the puck off the skate of Czech goalie Daniel Dolejs.
Barber’s goal is at 0:30 mark.
Shortly after, Will Butcher put the US up 2-0. The Czechs were able to stop the bleeding after that and kept the game’s pace pretty even through the halfway point.
The US eventually struck again as Hudson Fasching scored a big goal to put US up 3-0. The Americans didn’t stop there, and Jaccob Slavin made it a blowout late in the second.
Barber had more opportunities to improve his stat line in the game’s back half, but his shot off a quick two-on-one was stopped by Dolejs and Danny O’Regan’s rebound off another Barber shot went high despite a wide open net.
In the third, Michal Plutnar broke Jon Gillies’ shutout bid. With a little over two minutes to go in the period, Carrick triggered the quick break, DiPauli fed the puck to Vince Hinostroza who beat Dolejs.
USA plays soccer before the game.
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