Olympic Hockey Results 2018: Saturday's Scores and Top Highlights

Willie Desjardins

Willie Desjardins , The Canadian Press

However, it's also a sign of Canadian Olympic men's hockey dominance that the loss on Saturday was the nation's first in Olympic play since 2010.

Maxim Noreau of Canada, reacts after failing to score in the penalty shootout against the Czech Republic.

The new-look Canadians will try to ride that momentum into Friday night's contest, when they battle the Czech Republic for the top spot in Group A.

The bottom eight finishers face off in the four-game playoff qualification round, with the four winners advancing to the quarter-finals.

Canada continued to outshoot the Czechs but could not finish. "Willie Desjardins has been preaching to us just stay with that process and we've got a game (Sunday), we've got to drop that and just move on".

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Vey did some damage on a the game's first power play when he made a clever pass in front to Raymond, who shovelled the puck in at 1:13 to open the scoring.

Canada retook the lead at 13:30 of the first when Bourque picked up the rebound of a Maxim Noreau point shot and swiped it past Francouz on the power play for his third at the Games.

After a scoreless third period and overtime, the teams went to a shootout with each side having five shooters, unlike the NHL's version, which features three.

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In this Reuters photo, Bryan Young of South Korea (C) knocks over Michal Vondrka of the Czech Republic during the teams' Group A game of the men's hockey tournament at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics at Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, on February 15, 2018.

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Both teams had opportunities in the overtime, but none more promising than when Mat Robinson came in on a breakaway but could not finish.

Kubalik redeemed himself a few minutes later, capitalising on a broken clear attempt by the Canadians. Kubalik was able to beat Scrivens.

Cho Min-ho, the second line center, scored the team's only goal - its first ever in the Olympics - at 7:34 in the first.

Just 25 seconds into the second period, ex-NHLer Michal Jordan pulled the Czechs level again.

"A penalty shot is 50-50", said Roman Cervenka, who took one of the Czech's penalties and was stopped by Scrivens.

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