No two teams in the 2014 Winter Olympics men’s ice hockey tournament are flying higher than the United States and Slovenia. Before the round robin started, this game probably hadn’t been circled as one to watch. The US is going to be riding the rush of beating Russia in a dramatic shootout, while Slovenia beat Slovakia in a shocking upset.
Both teams are going to be full of confidence heading into this contest. While the Americans are obviously favored, so were the Slovaks. That didn’t work out too well for them, and if the United States is already looking beyond Slovenia to the qualification/medal rounds, they could be in trouble.
That’s a big could, but they play the games for a reason. If you’re looking for ways to view the contest, we’ve got you covered.
Date: February 16
Start Time: 7:30 A.M. ET
Location: Sochi, Russia
TV Info: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Live Extra
Will the Americans be able to capitalize on the forward motion that they have following T.J. Oshie’s awesome shootout performance? Or will they run into trouble against a feisty Slovenia team? Tune in to find out if Anze Kopitar has one more magical game left in the tank.
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