Fans can the Team USA vs. Team Canada hockey game live online as the powerhouses vie for a place in the gold medal game.
Throughout the 2014 Sochi Olympics, almost everyone watching the hockey tournament knew it would come down to the Americans against the Canadians at some point, though it came a bit earlier than expected. The teams were ranked No. 2 and No. 3 going into the elimination round, giving each a bye and setting up the matchup in the semifinal round.
The game will take place at 12 pm on Friday, with NBC Sports Network handling the broadcast. It will also be shown on CBC in Canada, and offered live online through both NBC and the CBC.
The Americans say they look forward to the challenge of taking on Team Canada, who many regard as the best in the tournament.
“It’s a great opportunity,” American forward Max Pacioretty said. “They’re obviously the favorite coming into the tournament, and we’ve opened up a lot of eyes with our play, but we have more in the tank to give and to show.
“We keep getting better every game and hopefully we’ll keep getting better after this one.”
Team Canada did not look as sharp in its quarterfinal game, a 2-1 victory over surprising Latvia. The Canadians kept on the pressure, but Latvian netminder Kristers Gudlevskis turned away 55 shots.
“That was one of the best goaltending performances I’ve ever seen,” said Price, the Montreal Canadiens’ three-time NHL All-Star goalie.
Fans who want to watch Team USA vs. Team Canada hockey live online can click here for the NBC feed. Those with mobile devices can also watch on the NBC Sports Live Extra app, available for Android and iOS devices. The game is also available for Canadian viewers through CBC online.
[Photo via Sochi2014.com]