The United States and South Korea meet today in a fight for first place in Group B. The Koreans earned a 3-2 shootout victory over Russia last night in which they overcame a two-goal deficit to force overtime.
Including a 5-0 win over Korea at the 2010 Paralympic Games, Team USA has a 5-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record in the last five seasons against the Koreans. The U.S. beat Korea, 5-1, in the gold medal game of the 2012 International Paralympic Committee World Championship. At the 2013 USA Hockey Sled Cup, Team USA notched wins of 3-0 and 5-2. Most recently, the U.S. posted a 5-0 victory last December at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge.
Watch today’s game live at 8:30 a.m. EDT on TeamUSA.org. NBC Sports will have coverage of the game at 11 p.m. EDT during its Paralympic studio show.
Head Coach Jeff Sauer on Sunday's game against South Korea... "We need to put a lot of shots on their goaltender. The Koreans have improved tremendously. Every time we've played them they've gotten better."
Goaltender Steve Cash on the game against South Korea Sunday... "We have played them many times. They have a lot of speed and they are smart. They can make plays to throw us off; we need to control this from the start."
USA GOAL: Johnson again with 57.8 left in the 3rd! 4-3 CZE now
USA GOAL: Johnson blasts a one-timer home to make it 4-2 with just over a minute remaining in the 3rd