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       On February 11th, the women’s ice hockey quarterfinals and men’s ice hockey group matches took place at the Beijing Winter Olympics. The United States and Canada, who were the champions and runners-up in the last Winter Olympics, both secured victories against their opponents to advance to the top four. Meanwhile, the men’s team of the Russian Olympic Committee achieved a 2-0 win over Denmark in the group stage, marking their second consecutive victory.

       In the women’s ice hockey quarterfinals, the United States faced the Czech team for the first time in the Winter Olympics. Despite having a significant advantage in the number of effective shots (59:6), the United States encountered a resilient Czech defense that made it challenging to secure a win. The game saw the United States launching a barrage of attacks on the Czech goal in the first quarter, but the Czech defense remained steadfast and prevented the United States from scoring.

        In the second period of the women's ice hockey quarterfinal between the United States and the Czech Republic, the Czech team capitalized on a few opportunities and scored the opening goal through Pezlova. Following this setback, the United States intensified their attack, and Knight's goal leveled the score at 1-1. As the game progressed to the third period, the United States found their scoring touch, with Stecklein, Harmon, and Coyne Schofield scoring consecutive goals to secure a 4-1 victory.

       After the game, Knight acknowledged the tough challenge posed by their opponents, stating, "We were up against a tough team, and it was a decisive game where each team had to give their best to survive. I'm glad we secured the win in the end." Czech coach Pasina expressed pride in the team's achievement, saying, "I am already very proud to have reached the last eight in our first Winter Olympic tour. For a small country with a relatively small women's hockey population, I think we've surprised everyone."

       With this victory, Team USA continued their impressive record of reaching the final four in every Winter Olympics since women's ice hockey was introduced in 1998. In the other women's ice hockey quarterfinal, Canada secured a place in the final four by defeating Sweden with a dominant 11-0 scoreline. Canada has now scored 44 goals in this Winter Games and has a strong chance of surpassing the record for goals scored in a single Winter Olympics, which stands at 48 and was set by Canada at the 2010 Games.

       In the men's ice hockey group stage, defending champions Russia and Austria secured their places in the last eight with their second consecutive wins. Despite their strength, the Russian Olympic team faced a tough challenge and only held a one-goal lead until the final stage of the third quarter. The Czech Republic and Sweden also secured victories in their respective matches, while Finland emerged victorious over Latvia.

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