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Another hockey shutout for Switzerland

ADLER, Russia -- Jonas Hiller improved to 2-0 in the Sochi Games on Saturday night for Switzerland, again proving it's tough to lose in hockey when the other team doesn't score.

In Hiller's two victories, his Swiss teammates have scored only twice, 1-0 wins over Latvia and then the Czech Republic.

Hiller has stopped all 47 shots he has faced in this tournament.

"I'm seeing the puck really well right now and it's just fun to play," the Ducks goalie said. "I wished we'd score a few more goals up front, make life a little easier. But as long as we keep winning that's all the matters."

The Swiss are 2-1 in the Games, having lost to Sweden, 1-0. Reto Berra, who plays for the Calgary Flames, started in goal in the loss.

Saturday, Hiller blanked a lineup that included several NHL players, including New Jersey's Jaromir Jagr. The Czechs finished with 26 shots on goal.

"He made some big saves," teammate Mark Streit said of Hiller. "He definitely was the difference tonight."

Switzerland's victory followed America's 3-2 shootout thriller over Russia in the Bolshoy Ice Dome. In that game, Hiller's Ducks teammate Cam Fowler scored for the U.S.

"It's always nice to see your own teammates (do well)," Hiller said. "It seems like things are working well for the Ducks players (in the Olympics). I hope I can face a couple of them in the quarterfinals."

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