The Czech Republic has had some time to shake off a disappointing loss to Sweden, and will look to get into the win column against a team that needs a win as well in Latvia. The Latvians came up just short against the Swiss in their first game of the 2014 Winter Olympics men’s ice hockey tournament, allowing a goal with less than 10 seconds remaining in the third, eventually losing 1-0.
The Czech Republic will shift strategy a bit as they try to fix up what appeared to be a very leaky ship against Sweden. They’ll move to Ondrej Pavelec in net and hope that the Winnipeg Jet can provide a spark with strong play.
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Date: February 14
Start Time: 3 A.M. ET
Location: Sochi, Russia
TV Info: MSNBC
Live Stream: NBC Live Extra
This is an incredibly impotent games for both teams. For either squad to go down to 0-2 with only one contest remaining in the round robin preliminary would be devastating to any medal hopes. Latvia will be seeking a win against a top-eight team for the first time in their hockey history, while the Czech Republic will look to avoid an embarrassing showing after leaving several prominent NHL players at home.
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