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WATCH LIVE: U.S. men’s hockey team faces Canada in Olympic semifinal

Feb 21, 2014, 11:35 AM EDT

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The United States carries a ton of momentum into this game while Canada might deal with a little self-doubt (and no John Tavares), but the bottom line is that both teams come in undefeated and only one will go to the gold medal game against Sweden.

Their semifinal match kicks off at noon ET today, so click here for the live stream:

MEN’S HOCKEY – Semifinals

United States vs. Canada: 12 p.m. ET (NBCSN) – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

You may remember a certain game on Feb. 28, 2010 when Sidney Crosby scored the golden goal to give Canada gold and leave the U.S. with silver. Crosby, naturally, will be on the ice, but the U.S. better hope that Ryan Miller remains a spectator behind Jonathan Quick. (Being that Miller’s appearance would likely come from either an injury or meltdown.)

That decision to go with Quick over Miller could very well be criticized or lionized based on how this game shakes out. The winner gets to face Sweden/Finland in the gold medal match while the loser settles for bronze or fourth place.

One of the two nations will guarantee its first medal on international ice in ages; Canada hasn’t won a men’s hockey medal on the larger ice surface since 1994 while the U.S. drought stretches back to 1972.

One specific lineup note: veteran U.S. defenseman Paul Martin won’t play, opening the door for Justin Faulk‘s Olympic debut. No pressure, kid.

  1. badgerhockey77 - Feb 21, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Can they get revenge for the ’10 gold medal game??? In a word…NO…they can’t! USA hasn’t proven that they can overcome their inferiority complex in a meaningful game yet. If they win tonight…perhaps. I expect the worst and hope for the best. Canada will have to play awful for that to happen. Just can’t see that happening.

  2. jpelle82 - Feb 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    just about time to call it a day…weekend starts at noon for me. cant say i’ve really been working this morning anyway though…

  3. buckeye044 - Feb 21, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Why does Canada get last change?

    • buckeye044 - Feb 21, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      OK they dont. Must have heard doc incorrectly

  4. imgoingtowichita - Feb 21, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Clinical

  5. bigblackzaranek - Feb 21, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Hey blomfeld! way to back that choke artist! Miller would’ve won that game

    • therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 21, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      I assume you’re trolling B cuz without Quick it would’ve been 3 or 4 to zip.

    • bigblackzaranek - Feb 21, 2014 at 2:26 PM

      Miller would’ve made that stop without a doubt in my mind… This tourney is further proof that bylsma is a jackass.

  6. bigblackzaranek - Feb 21, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Miller would’ve made that stop without a doubt in my mind… This tourney is further proof that bylsma is a jackass .

  7. 19to77 - Feb 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    That was one of the most technically perfect hockey games I’ve ever seen. The Canadians were absolutely brilliant. The Americans had some great chances, but honestly if not for Quick this could have been a 4-0 game. Long stretches where the Canadians just kept hemming them in. Brilliant performance from basically everyone on the roster.

  8. stateofthesport - Feb 21, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Oh Canada our home and native land. Awesome game the better team won,, and im lovin it,, look out gold medal’s second in medal’s today it’s an awesome friday …

    • madvapes - Feb 21, 2014 at 4:46 PM

      Oh Canada, SUCKS! It’s a socialist dumping ground for crack smokers and pole dancers.. French/ Canadians, WTF!?! Serious identity crisis going on here. Stop being such whiny pains in the asses always looking for a free lunch. Hopefully the Canadian hockey team got paid in US dollars, Gawd knows they need to pay their bills!

  9. canada2014gold - Feb 22, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Lmao you are a sore loser pal. Canada is just the better team and as far as country’s go… LMAO😄 do you really want to compare??? Your just going to get embarrassed

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