The 2014 Winter Olympics Men's hockey live stream and TV schedule has taken over in Sochi. When Team USA hits the ice to take on the Russians tomorrow night the atmosphere will be electric! Coming into this year's Winter Games, the Russians were the Vegas favorite to take home the Gold Medal in Men's Hockey, but Team USA loves being the underdog - just like back in 1980.
According to a NY Daily News report on Feb. 13, it may have been 34 years ago when the American's pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history, but this year the upset could be just as big, if not bigger, if the US can pull off the win.
Most experts consider the Russian team more "star-filled" and talented than the US, but just like every game, the experts don't do the playing, and this US Team has a lot of grit, determination and heart.
Both of these teams won their first game with ease, however being locked up in the same group make this game big.
The Russians won their opener vs. Slovenia but this game was a lot closer than the final score indicated. Holding a 3-2 lead late in the second period vs. a team they were heavy favorites to destroy, the tension was already being felt in Sochi.
Detroit Red Wings and Russian Team captain Pavel Datsyuk used two words to describe the feeling on the bench.
Valeri Nichushkin's goal at 3:59 of the third period gave Russia a 4-2 lead and some much needed breathing room for the Russians. An opening game loss for Russia would have been a disaster, especially vs. a Slovenia team making its Olympic debut.
Team USA rolled in their debut with a 7-1 win over Slovakia. After Slovakia forward Tomas Tatar tied the game at 1-1, the US scored six straight goals blowing the game wide open.
The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:30 a.m. EST tomorrow (Sat. morning) here in the US for this big match up and can be seen live on NBC Sports Network and streaming live on NBC Sports Extra.
The Las Vegas line according to Bovada has the Russian team favored at -1 (-135) with the over/under set at 5.5.
Here is a look at the full hockey schedule for Feb. 15.
Slovakia vs. Slovenia (NBCSN, 3:00 a.m. ET)
United States vs. Russia (NBCSN, 7:30 a.m. ET)
Switzerland vs. Czech Republic (NBCSN, noon ET)
Sweden vs. Latvia (USA, noon ET)