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Kovalchuk scores 2 as Russia rolls by US

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) The blistering pace on the ice and the atmosphere in the arena was reminiscent of the epic showdown between the United States and Russia in Sochi four years ago.

That's where the similarities end.

When the teams met again at the Olympics on Saturday night without NHL players, Ilya Kovalchuk and the Russians put on a clinic - outplaying, outhitting and outclassing the U.S. in a 4-0 shutout.

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