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Kane’s two goals lead USA into semifinals at 2018 Worlds

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United States v Latvia - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

Two goals from Team USA captain Patrick Kane has USA Hockey in the semifinals of the 2018 IIHF World Championships after USA defeated the Czech Republic 3-2 on Thursday.

Kane used his speed to separate from the Czech defense and scored in the middle of the first period:

Cam Atkinson added a tally a few minutes later to give Team USA an early 2-0 lead. But the Czechs would rally back, tying the game at two by the end of the second period.

In the third, Kane got a golden scoring opportunity and made no mistake:

Here’s a closer look at the goal, just because:

The semifinal game for Team USA will be on Saturday, with the start time for that game to be announced. As the team progresses deeper into the tournament, it has a chance to erase a long medal drought for USA Hockey at the tournament: