Team USA played most of their opening match in cruise control after a 6 goals 2nd period explosion. Today’s opponent will be much tougher than Team Slovakia not to mention they will have home ice advantage. Alex Ovechkin and Pavel Datsyuk will lead Team Russia at home in Sochi against the Americans. When one thinks USA vs Russia hockey the first thought has to be 1980 and one of the biggest upsets of all-time, but this is a different era in history with pro’s playing the game and no Communist Block reigning in Moscow.
The key on Saturday for the Americans will be to keep scoring goals and to keep the Russian crowd out of the game by keeping the Russians off the scoreboard. The American offense looked lethal on Thursday, but they will have to be on their game to steal a win today. Kane looks scary great on the big ice, but Oveckin and Datsyuk can match the scariness!
One thing to watch for is if Zach Parise is reunited with Patrick Kane which they were in 2010 when the Americans came within an OT goal of the Gold medal.
What is your key to the game?
Here are your listings for today’s TEAM USA vs Team Russia
Game Time-6:30 am Central
Live Streaming-NBC Live Extra
Enjoy the game everybody!!
USA USA USA