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Quarterfinals begin Thursday at worlds

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

The IIHF World Championship continues Thursday in Minsk with four quarterfinal matchups.

Jaromir Jagr and the Czech Republic open the playoffs against the United States at 9 a.m. ET. The game will streamed live on stream.nbcsports.com and televised on a 30-minute tape delay on NBCSN.

The Czechs finished third in Group A after rallying to beat France, 5-4, in overtime on Tuesday. Team USA was second in Group B.

Peter DeBoer and Team Canada face Finland at 1 p.m. ET after taking the top spot in Group A. Albany (AHL) defenseman Raman Hrabarenka and host Belarus came in third in Group B, earning a first-round matchup with defending champion Sweden.

Quarterfinals - Thursday, May 22 (all times Eastern)
Czech Republic 4, United States 3 (Jagr: 1a)
Russia 3, France 0
Finland 3, Canada 2
Sweden 3, Belarus 2

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