Can the United States and Finland bounce back from crushing semifinal defeats with enough intensity to compete for the bronze medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics men’s ice hockey tournament? Making things even tough for members of both squads is the fact that they came up short against bitter geographic rivals.
The US had been waiting four years for another crack at Canada in Olympic competition. The disappointment of the 2010 Winter Games has now only been painted over with a newer, fresher coat of paint. How can they bounce back from that less than 24 hours after losing another big game to their Maple Leafed neighbors?
America isn’t the only team that came up short in the semis though. Finland struggled to produce enough offense to down Henrik Lundqvist and Sweden, and that will certainly be weighing on their minds as take the ice to play for bronze.
Looking for how and where to watch the contest? We’ve got you covered.
Date: February 22
Start Time: 10:00 A.M. ET
Location: Sochi, Russia
TV Info: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Live Extra
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