Sweden vs. Slovenia: Olympic Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Preview and Prediction

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Sweden vs. Slovenia: Olympic Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Preview and Prediction
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Congratulations, Slovenia. You've made it to the quarterfinals in your first Olympic tournament. You'll be celebrated by your countrymen for generations. Maybe a few more hockey rinks will be built.

But Sweden stands in the way of your inspirational Miracle on Ice story continuing, and the Swedes are pretty darn good.

They earned the top seed out of the group stage as the only team to win every game in regulation time. They are on a mission of their own. That mission is a gold medal. Slovenia is just happy to be in the top eight.

Read on to see how this game breaks down. Hint: It won't be pretty for Slovenia.

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