"It will be a tough game, but at this point in the tournament there's no easy games," said Ales Hemsky, who scored the Czechs' first goal 6:53 after the puck dropped. "So anyone can win against anybody."
Czechs beat Slovakia 5-3, play US in quarterfinals →
Hemsky, who has spent all 11 seasons in the NHL with Edmonton, said he just tried to make sure he went out well, if his time with the club is indeed up at the deadline.
Hemsky, Oilers slip past Senators 3-2 →