The Team USA vs. Slovakia 2014 Olympic's men's ice hockey game will air on TV and via live stream video on Thursday, according to a Feb. 11 Bleacher Report article. Team USA will have a tough match tonight against the Slovakia men's hockey team in their first 2014 Winter Olympics matchup.
Manning the goals will be Jonathan Quick for Team USA while Jaroslav Halak will take the ice for the Slovakia team. Both goalies play in the NHL and have a lot of experience tending the goal. Slovakia may struggle on offense because Lubomir Visnovsky was unable to come to the 2014 Olympics with the team. Team USA's young blue line will still have to play hard to come out of the game with a win. Team USA forwards Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk are expected to dominate, and hopefully they will score the goals that Team USA needs to procure the win in the opening round of Men's hockey at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Team USA will have a pivotal matchup against the Slovakia Olympic team in this game, but they are expected to win. Of course, after that, Team USA will likely face an even tougher challenge with Team Russia in the next game. In 2010, Team USA lost the Gold Medal game to Team Canada, and this year Team USA hopes to take home the gold.
The Team USA vs. Slovakia game will air live at 7:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, February 13 on the NBC Sports Network. You can also catch a live stream video of the game via NBCOlympics.com tomorrow morning as long as you have valid login credentials. If you miss the Team USA vs. Slovakia live stream or TV broadcast, it will re-air from 5 to 7 p.m. EST on the NBC Sports Network.