Slovakia vs. USA: Preview and Prediction for 2014 Olympic Hockey Game

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Slovakia vs. USA: Preview and Prediction for 2014 Olympic Hockey Game
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It may come as a surprise to some, but the last time the United States' men's hockey team faced off against Slovakia at the Olympics, the unheralded Slovaks emerged as the victors. The Americans held the balance of play, outshooting Slovakia 29-21, but Peter Budaj outdueled Rick DiPietro in net in the 2-1 Slovak win. 

What will happen when the two meet on Day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics? With both teams fighting to distinguish themselves in a difficult group that also includes the Russians, this contest is an extremely important game for both teams. Read on for viewing information, starting lineups and the outcome we predict in this contest.

 

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

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