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Gazette Premium Content Hiller shuts out Czechs, Switzerland wins 1-0

Associated Press Updated: February 15, 2014 at 6:20 pm
Associated Press Updated: February 15, 2014 at 6:20 pm • Published: February 15, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Jonas Hiller made 26 saves in his second Olympic shutout, Simon Bodenmann scored in the first period, and Switzerland beat the Czech Republic 1-0 Saturday night in the teams' final preliminary-round game. Hiller, the starting goalie for the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks, still...

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SOCHI, Russia — Jonas Hiller made 26 saves in his second Olympic shutout, Simon Bodenmann scored in the first period, and Switzerland beat the Czech Republic 1-0 Saturday night in the teams' final preliminary-round game.

Hiller, the starting goalie for the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks, still hasn't allowed a goal in Sochi, stopping all 47 shots he has faced over two games.

His brilliance and his teammates' defense allowed Switzerland to win two of its three games despite scoring just two goals in the entire preliminary round.

The Swiss barely survived an inspired third period by the Czechs, who finished the preliminary round 1-2 on Jaromir Jagr's 42nd birthday. Jagr couldn't beat Hiller after scoring a goal in each of the Czechs' first two games of his fifth Olympics.

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