The Czech Republic will turn once again to Pavelec vs. Team USA on Wednesday.
Pavelec stopped 29 of 32 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 elimination win over Slovakia. He improved to 2-1-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .923 SV% after being benched in the tournament opener. The Czech did not start the tournament well, but put their scoring woes behind them on Tuesday and will look to upset the Americans on Wednesday and advance to the semi-finals.