Fans can watch the Team Canada vs. Sweden hockey game live online as the teams vie for the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics.
The game pits the last two Olympic champions, with Canada winning gold in 2010 and Sweden in 2006. The teams have also been the best during the Sochi Olympics, both of the knocking out pre-tournament favorites in the semifinal round to reach the gold medal game.
The Team Canada vs. Sweden game will be played at 7 am ET, with both NBC and the CBC broadcasting. The game will also be streaming live online at NBC and CBC.
Fans who watch the Team Canada vs. Sweden hockey game live online will get to see the first unbeaten Olympic champion since the Soviet Union won gold in Sarajevo in 1984. No team in the NHL era has ran through the tournament unbeaten, but both Canada and Sweden are undefeated in Sochi.
The dominance actually goes even further. Canada has never trailed during the Sochi Olympics, and Sweden has won every game in regulation.
“I think it’s going to be the best game of the tournament, and it should be,” said Sweden’s goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who is already a hero in his nation after leading his team to gold in Turin in 2006. “These are two fantastic teams. Everybody knows what happens next, you have to live with it for four years.”
But Sweden will have a tall task ahead of them. Those who watch Team Canada vs. Sweden live online in the gold medal game will see a Canadian team stacked with both talent and experience. Eleven players are returning from the gold medal winning team at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
“I think we feel pressure,” said captain Sidney Crosby, the hero in 2010 who scored the game-winning overtime goal in the gold medal game, but has been unable to score in Sochi. “We know everybody is watching.”
Fans who want to watch the Team Canada vs. Sweden hockey game live online can click here for the NBC feed. Viewers in Canada can watch live streaming video of the gold medal game through the CBC website by clicking here.