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Czechoslovakia 4, Switzerland 2

February 16, 1992

MERIBEL, France (AP) _ Czechoslovakia finished preliminary-round play Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Switzerland in an Olympic hockey game that meant little to either team.

Czechoslovakia (4-1) had already clinched a medal-round spot but had no chance to gain the top seed in its group. Switzerland (1-4) was eliminated from playoff contention earlier in the day when France beat Norway.

Peter Veselovsky’s 30-foot shot beat Swiss goalie Renato Tosio with 3:17 to play, snapping a 2-2 tie, and Ladislav Lubina scored 35 seconds later.

Twice in the first two periods, Switzerland took one-goal leads. Both times, Czechoslovakia rallied to tie.

Patrick Howald’s slap shot beat Czech goalie Oldrich Svoboda 7:58 into the game before Petr Rosol’s wrist shot made it 1-1 after one. Manuele Celio scored between Svoboda’s pads in the second period to put the Swiss ahead again, but Robert Lang’s breakaway goal evened the score.

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