Jagr scores, Czech Republic bounces back with win vs. Latvia

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After a rocky start to the 2014 Olympics in a loss to Sweden , the Czech Republic bounced back with a 4-2 win against Latvia on Friday.

The Czechs might not be the same power they once were, yet there was still a familiar story, as Jaromir Jagr captivated on and off the ice. Jagr, 42, scored the game-winner on a scorching shot.

The Czech Republic out-scored Latvia 2-1 in both the first and second periods before coasting to a 4-2 win following a scoreless final frame. They generated a 39-20 shot differential in almost uniformly doubling Latvia’s output in each period.

VIDEO: Jagr shines as Czech Republic rolls

Generally speaking, the Czech Republic can be heartened by some solid work from expected go-to players. Ondrej Pavelec made his debut after surprisingly sitting out the starting game against Sweden. He stopped 18 out of 20 shots in getting the…

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