This is quite simply the game of the year. The US Olympic Hockey Team will face the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team tomorrow morning for a shot at the Gold. It’s not too late to join the bandwagon. In fact, it’s really the perfect time.
Canada, the pre-Olympic Games favorite, has struggled bit in Sochi. In the Quarterfinals against Latvia, it took a fortunate penalty, power-play, and then goal to edge out Latvia 2-1. Needless to say (but I will anyway) Canada has underwhelmed. Make no mistake, Canada is still the team to beat. They are the defending champs and they have unquestionably the most talented roster.
Team USA has been an offensive war machine. The super aggressive attack will continue against Canada on Friday. The US will continue to lean on the solid goaltending of Jonathan Quick as they push the puck aggressively on offense.
If you missed this USA/Canada Matchup last time, you really missed out. Most of these players have played together, or against one another, in the NHL. The passion runs deep. They are playing for their countries and they are playing against their rivals. Every man skates a little harder, hits a little harder, and generally tries to their maximum ability.
Whether you’re a hockey fan or not, this is possibly the best sporting event of the year. It’s really that good. Take a half-day at work. Or maybe take a long lunch. The puck drops at noon (EST) and it’s time for you to join the bandwagon.
Semifinals Game Information
USA vs Canada
11:00am CST on NBCSN
Watch Online/Live Stream
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