The Czech national hockey team is close to reaching the quarter-finals of the ice hockey world championships after beating Norway 1-0 in Sunday night’s game at Chizhovka Arena. The only goal of the game was scored after 39 seconds, when Norway’s goaltender Steffen Soberg lost track of a rebound after a Tomáš Hertl shot from close distance. Vladimír Sobotka, trailing, picked up the puck and put it past the netminder. The win takes the Czech team up to 10 points, giving them an opportunity to secure third place in Group A with a win in Tuesday’s game against France.
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