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Gameday: U.S. Men vs. Slovakia

By USAHockey.com, 02/12/14, 9:00PM MST

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The 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team opens its preliminary round schedule in the XXII Olympic Winter Games against Slovakia at 7:30 a.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network. A live stream is also available via NBC Sports Live Extra.

The U.S. is 0-0-0-1-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) against Slovakia all-time in the Olympic Winter Games. Slovakia defeated the United States, 2-1, on Feb. 18, 2006 in the last meeting between the two teams.

Team USA is 9-0-1-8-3 all-time in its first game at the Olympics, including 4-0-0-1-2 over its last seven Olympic openers. Most recently, the U.S. defeated Switzerland, 3-1, to open the 2010 Games.


2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Team Schedule

Date Result Opponent
Thurs., Feb. 13 W, 7-1 Slovakia
Sat., Feb. 15 W, 3-2 (SO) Russia
Sun., Feb. 16 W, 5-1 Slovenia
Wed., Feb. 19 W, 5-2 Czech Republic (Quarterfinals)
Fri., Feb. 21 L, 0-1 Canada (Semifinals)
Sat., Feb. 22 L, 0-5 Finland (Bronze Medal Game)

U.S. Men vs. Slovakia
All-Time Olympic Results

Date Result
Feb. 18, 2006 SVK 2, USA 1
Feb. 15, 1994 USA 3, SVK 3


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