The Sochi 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey live stream and TV schedule is down to the finals. Unfortunately for US hockey fans, Team USA fell a game short of the Gold Medal round when they lost to Team Canada 1-0 yesterday. The news got a bit worse for the American's when they lost earlier today to Finland 5-0 and failed to pick up the Bronze.
According to NHL.com on Feb 22 Team Canada will try to win back-to-back Gold Medals when they take on Sweden. If the Canadians pull off the feat, they will become the first nation to repeat as Olympic champion since the Soviet Union won in 1984 and again in '88.
To win back-to-back Gold Medals, Canada will have to beat the surprising and resilient Swedes. Canada was tied with Russia as the favorite to win this year's Gold Medal at 9/4 when the Olympic Games began, while Sweden was listed at 15/1 to bring home the Gold.
If fans knew that this would be the match-up in the Sochi finale, many would think that Canada would just roll over Sweden.
Don't be so sure.
Sweden has overcome injuries, including losing team captain Henrik Zetterberg. Yet Sweden is a perfect 5-0-0-0 so far. If they pull off the win tomorrow, it truly will be an incredible run for Sweden. Also, don't be surprised is the Swedes aren't taking this game with the "us against the world mentality" - literally.
Sweden wasn't picked by many experts to win the Gold in Sochi. Many people felt they were a good team, but just not as good as the Russians, Americans or Canadians. Well Sweden has a chance to prove everyone wrong.
"We've been told that we're kind of up there but not really with Canada, Russia and the U.S.," Alfredsson said. "We got into this tournament and we've played pretty good but not great, and everyone has looked for us to be better. We came through with a huge game [against Finland] when we needed to and that's a great feeling. We definitely deserved to win, and we're going to enjoy this for a few hours and then we have one big test left. We want to make sure we go home with the gold and make Sunday's game our best yet.".
The Gold Medal game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. EST and can be seen on NBC, CBC and streaming live online at NBC Live Sports Extra.
Team Canada is favored -1.5 goals and the over/under number is 5.5.
Who do you think will win the Gold Medal, Canada or Sweden?