Pride is a powerful thing, and we’ll see just how if effects the players for Austria and Norway in just a few hours. The two teams are both winless and have yet to secure a point during the 2014 Winter Olympics men’s ice hockey tournament. They’ll clash today with a chance to not be the last-place team in Group B.
Will that be enough to push these players into a competitive and entertaining matchup? The odds seem good.
Of the two teams, Norway has been surprisingly decent. While both Finland and Canada defeated them, they weren’t an easy out. They played hard and managed to hang with teams that clearly were more talented. That hasn’t been the case for Austria though, despite having a few NHL players on board.
They’ve given up an unsightly 14 goals through two games played so far. Ouch.
Date: February 16
Start Time: 3 A.M. ET
Location: Sochi, Russia
TV Info: USA
Live Stream: NBC Live Extra
Will these two teams be able to put on a show on what will be their final day of competition? Or will they be too demoralized to compete at a high level? Tune in to find out.
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