The 2014 Olympic live stream and TV schedule for the Men's Hockey tournament gets underway tomorrow as the battle for Olympic Gold begins. The first two teams to hit the ice in pursuit of Olympic Gold will be the Czech Republic vs. Sweden. If you live in the US and want to catch the action live you will have get up early as the puck is scheduled to drop at 3:00 a.m. EST.
According to a usahockey.com report on Feb. 10, Team USA arrived in Sochi late yesterday afternoon and immediately got right down to business. The American team knows they will have their work cut out for them, but they are more than ready for the challenge. The memory Sidney Crosby scoring in overtime back in 2010 for Team Canada still lingers in many of their minds.
"We came so close in Vancouver," said Zach Parise. "It was a tough way for us to finish.
"We know that just because we finished second the last time there is no guarantee we are going to get back to gold medal game. A lot of things have to go right."
Winning the Silver Medal still stings for many of the American players and they are hoping to shock the world this year in Sochi.
Team USA is far from the favorite according to Las Vegas odds makers. The Russians and Canadians are the favorites to win the 2014 Gold Medal, followed by Sweden and then Team USA.. The US will likely go with Jonathan Quick as their No. 1 goalie according to an AFP report, with Ryan Miller and Jimmy Howard ready for back-up duty.
The Russians and Canadians may have more "star-power" than Team USA, but just like every sport, the team that wants it the most will walk away with the Gold!
Here is a look at the odds to win this year's Gold Medal in Men's Hockey, along with the Team USA schedule. You can catch every game, check out the complete hockey schedule and all the latest Olympic news by going to NBC Olympics.com
2014 Olympic Ice Hockey – Men’s Gold Medal Odds
- Canada 19/10
- Russia 12/5
- Sweden 9/2
- USA 6/1
- Finland 11/1
- Czech Republic 12/1
- Switzerland 25/1
- Slovakia 33/1
- Norway 200/1
- Latvia 400/1
- Austria 750/1
- Slovenia 1000/1
USA Hockey schedule
- Thurs., Feb. 13 7:30 a.m. EST — USA vs. Slovakia NBCSN Live (Re-air 5 p.m. NBCSN)
- Sat., Feb. 15 7:30 a.m. EST – USA vs. Russia NBCSN Live (Re-air 5 p.m. NBCSN)
- Sun., Feb. 16 7:30 a.m. EST – USA vs. Slovenia NBCSN Live (Re-air 5 p.m. NBCSN)
- Tues., Feb. 18 TBD Qualification NBCSN Live TBD
- Wed., Feb. 19 TBD Quarterfinals NBCSN Live TBD
- Fri., Feb. 21 TBD Semifinals NBCSN Live TBD
- Sat., Feb. 22 10 a.m. Bronze Medal Game NBCSN Live 6 p.m. NBCSN
- Sun., Feb. 23 7 a.m. Gold Medal Game NBC Live 5 p.m. NBCSN