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USA forward Patrick Kane breaks his stick while taking a shot on goal as Finland forward Leo Komarov defends during the second period of the men's bronze medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Komarov was called for slashing on the play and the USA was awarded a penalty shot. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

USA forward Patrick Kane breaks his stick while taking a shot on goal as Finland forward Leo Komarov defends during the second period of the men's bronze medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Komarov was called for slashing on the play and the USA was awarded a penalty shot. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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