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Short-handed goal lifts U.S. over Russia

Updated: December 26, 2004, 12:33 AM ET
Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Dan Fritsche scored twice -- including a tiebreaking short-handed goal -- to lead the defending champion United States team to a 5-4 victory over Russia on Saturday night in the opening round of the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Fritsche's second goal, scored midway through the second period, was the winner. The Americans took leads of 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3 against Russia, the tournament champion in 2002 and 2003.

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