Canada vs. Norway: Preview and Prediction for 2014 Olympic Hockey Game

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Canada vs. Norway: Preview and Prediction for 2014 Olympic Hockey Game
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Canada kicks off its defence of Olympic gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics against a team that very few expect will be able to play in a medal game. 

It's a David vs. Goliath battle. Norway qualified for its first Olympics since 1994 in 2010, and it was a major victory for that country not to have to play in a qualification round in order to participate at Sochi. On the other hand, Canada has won two of the four Olympic hockey tournaments that have featured NHL players.

Can the Norwegians put in a competitive showing? How will Canada look in its first game of the tournament? Read on for starting lineups, viewing information and more. 

 

Statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects.com and current through Feb. 11 unless otherwise noted. 

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