Sweden has been decimated by injuries, and they’ll take a depleted lineup into action against a Latvian team that has been beat up on the scoreboard throughout the tournament. Despite coming to the 2014 Winter Olympics without Henrik Sedin and then losing Henrik Zetterberg to a back injury, Sweden still has managed to skate to a 2-0 record through preliminary action.
They shouldn’t overlook Latvia, but the Swedes showed against Switzerland that they can remain patient and stick through tough, tightly contested hockey games. It’s unlikely that Latvia will put up quite the same amount of fight as the Swiss, but Sweden still needs to secure a victory here to increase the chances of securing a first-round bye.
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Date: February 15
Start Time: 12 P.M. ET
Location: Sochi, Russia
TV Info: USA
Live Stream: NBC Live Extra
Can Sweden find enough depth up the middle to secure a victory and a 3-0 record? Or will Latvia be able to pull off one of the most ridiculous upsets in international hockey history? Tune in to find out.
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