Finland was offensively impressive in their first game of the 2014 Winter Olympics men’s ice hockey tournament, while Norway managed to hold Canada scoreless for an unforeseen amount of time in their opening game. The biggest question heading into the game is whether or not the Finns can lock down defensively after giving up four goals to an upstart Austrian team in their round robin opener.
The strong point of the Finnish team is supposed to be the goaltending, but Tuukka Rask allowed four goals in his Olympic debut. Given Finland’s depth in net, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not they change things up or continue to roll with the Boston Bruins goalie.
Norway is a physical and chippy squad with a good goalie and they aren’t going to be an easy out no matter how much talent Finland throws at them. Looking for how and where to watch the contest? Look no further.
Date: February 14
Start Time: 12 P.M. ET
Location: Sochi, Russia
TV Info: MSNBC
Live Stream: NBC Live Extra
Will Norway be able to give Finland fits and play the giant killer? Or will the Finns rebound from a shaky first game by taking apart the Norwegians? Tune in to find out.
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