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Video: Latvia upsets USA at World Championship

Dan Dekeyser, Brock Nelson

USA defender Dan Dekeyser, left, and forward Brock Nelson look on following the Group B preliminary round match between USA and Latvia at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Latvia won the match. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)


Not a banner day for USA Hockey today in Minsk, where the Americans were beaten, 6-5, by Latvia in preliminary-round action at the World Championship.

“Six goals is just too many,” said American d-man Seth Jones. “We have to help Tim [Thomas, the USA goalie] better than we did today.”

The U.S. takes on winless Kazakhstan tomorrow.