Things are starting to heat up in the Men’s Hockey Competition at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Today starts the Qualifying Round, which means that we have entered the single game elimination round.
This game is of particular interest to Tampa Bay Lightning fans. Today, Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas and left wing Ondrej Palat along with the rest of Team Czech Republic will march into the Shayba Arena to go head-to-head with Lightning right wing Richard Panik and Team Slovakia.
The winner of the encounter will move on to the next round to face Patrick Kane and Team USA in the Quarterfinal Round.
As you can imagine, there is quite the time difference between the Bolts Nation and Sochi, Russia. So we have gathered all the information you’ll need to make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action from the 2014 Winter Olympic Games
Match: Czech Republic vs. Slovakia
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Shayba Arena
Live Stream: You can watch every single event in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia at NBCOlympics.com.
All of the teams competing in the tournament this year came in looking to achieve Olympic greatness; all of them hungry for a win. The time has come for them to lay it all on the line. Unlike the preliminary round, you only get one shot to succeed. It is still anybody’s game; however, it will not be an easy road ahead on the path to the podium.
Which team do you think is going on come out on top?