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Gameday: U.S. Women vs. Sweden

02/16/2014, 10:00pm MST
By USAHockey.com

The U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team takes on Sweden in the semifinals of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games on Monday (Feb. 17) at 7:30 a.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network. A live online stream is also available via NBC Sports Live Extra.

The U.S. is 3-0-1-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) all-time against Sweden in the Olympic Winter Games. Most recently, Team USA defeated Sweden, 9-1, in the semifinals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. The two teams have met in the semifinals in the last two Olympic Winter Games, with Sweden winning the meeting in 2006, 3-2 in overtime.

Overall, the U.S. holds a record of 26-0-1-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) in 27 contests against Sweden. Team USA played Sweden twice during durign the 2013 Four Nations Cup and posted a 2-0-0 record, outscoring Sweden, 18-1, in the process. 


Date Result Opponent
Sat., Feb. 8 W, 3-1 Finland
Mon., Feb. 10 W, 9-0 Switzerland
Wed., Feb. 12 L, 2-3 Canada
Mon., Feb. 17 W, 6-1 Sweden (Semifinals)
Thurs., Feb. 20 L, 2-3 (OT) Canada (Gold-Medal Game)

U.S. Women vs. Sweden
All-Time Olympic Results

Date Result
Feb. 22, 2010 USA 9, SWE 0*
Feb. 17, 2006 SWE 3, USA 2 (OT)*
Feb. 19, 2002 USA 4, SWE 0
Feb. 9, 1998 USA 7, SWE 1
*Semifinals


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