Canada and the USA remembers what happened the last time they met in Olympic competition. While this isn’t for the Gold medal, the two teams will square off in a semifinal matchup of the 2014 Winter Olympics men’s ice hockey tournament for the right to play for one.
The stakes are plenty high, and for that reason fans and pundits should expect an outstanding game from two star-studded rosters. From Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews for Canada down to Phil Kessel and Zach Parise for the Americans, both teams are capable of rolling four lines and can capitalize if the opposition lets down for even a shift.
This is a chance at revenge for the USA. Crosby scored the overtime game-winning goal for Canada to win the Gold in 2010, and members of that American team have been wanting to play in this contest for the last four years. They’ll now have 60 minutes (maybe more) to beat a Canadian team that has haunted them for years now.
The contest is important to Canada too, however. They’re looking to defend their Gold medal on hostile soil in Russia, and doing so would be an outstanding accomplishment for the nation’s hockey program. Looking for how and where to watch the game? Look no further.
Date: February 21
Start Time: 12:00 P.M. ET
Location: Sochi, Russia
TV Info: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Live Extra
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