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RUSSIAWhen Ovi scores a goal a game, life is good
SWITZERLANDNo Hiller, no Streit...we just took it easy on Canada
SWEDEN“I feel like I win when I lose” (ABBA, “Waterloo”)
CZECH REPUBLICHubba-Hubba Hubacek!
CANADARemind us again why Switzerland has Andy Murray and we don't
SLOVAKIAYou can't contain Ivan Ciernik, you can't even try to contain him
FINLANDJohn Wayne called it true grit – we call it sisu
GERMANYGermans Can't Score is no longer in production
NORWAYLet's see Olimb pull that move again in the gold medal game
DENMARKDon't book the victory parade at Legoland yet
LATVIATime to paint the town maroon
BELARUSThese respectable two-goal losses do not build 2014 Worlds fever
USAObama announces national hockey education plan
FRANCEMon Dieu, it is those Italians again!
ITALYMamma mia, it is those Frenchmen again!
KAZAKHSTANToto? I don't think we're in Ust-Kamenogorsk anymore