U.S. and Slovakia Tied 1-1 After 1st Period In Men's Hockey Quarterfinals

Slovakia and the United States are tied 1-1 heading into the 2nd period

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The United Stated and Slovakia close out the first period tied 1-1 in men's hockey quarterfinal action.

Juraj Slafkovský netted his fifth Olympic goal with 8:15 to go in the first to put Slovakia up 1-0.

Team USA's Nick Abbruzzese scored with 45 seconds left in the 1st period to tie it up.

This is the third game in a row that the U.S has given up the opening goal and scored late in the first period.

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