The Czechs, who now sit in the pole position to win their group in the tournament's preliminary round, battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits in the first two periods and then persevered under pressure from the Canadians through the third period and overtime to force the shootout.
Wojtek Wolski was the only one to outwit the goalkeeper of the Czech, in the second round, while Maxim Lapierre, Derek Roy, Rene Bourque, Maxim Noreau have all missed their attempts.
Petr Koukal and Jan Kouvar were successful for the Czechs against Ben Scrivens.
Dominik Kubalik and Michal Jordan have provided the successes of the Czech Republic, who had defeated South Korea 2-1 in their first match.
"The first 10 minutes I thought they had a little bit of an advantage but from that point on I thought we played hard", said Desjardins. The Czechs, who have been effective in failure-before, came from the back twice. "We were more lucky today". Things weren't looking good for U.S. side but then they got only worse, 0.2 seconds prior to the buzzer that would end the period they had a brutal shift in their defensive zone, Andronov acquired the puck, passed it to Ilya Kovalchuk who then ripped it past Ryan Zapolski makes it 3-0 after 40 minutes of hockey.
The Koreans, ranked 21st in the world and led by a Huron County goalie, took a surprise 1-0 lead over the sixth-ranked Czechs in the first period.
Pius Suter had a hat trick and former National Hockey League goaltender Jonas Hiller made 25 saves as Switzerland shut out host South Korea 8-0 and chased goaltender Matt Dalton on Saturday night. The Americans won the first and Canada have claimed four in a row. Chris Lee got mixed up with Jordan who pushed the Canadian defenceman into the Czech bench, leading to an interference penalty. Canada looks to continue their dominance against the Czech Republic by scoring early in the game and protecting the lead.
The iron helped him, too, when Jiri Sekac hit the crossbar with 1:05 left.
The Canadians went back on top later in the period, again on the powerplay.
The Czechs tied it up 35 seconds into the second period.
Canada continued to wobble in the first period, harried by the Czechs in their own end. After a scoreless third period it went to a five-minute, three-on-three overtime.
The task got more complicated when political negotiations allowed North Korea to add 12 players to her roster only days before the games.