Winter Olympics 2014
Sweden - Canada Tip (23.02.2014 - 13:00)
AnalysisThe big game of the Winter Olympics Ice hockey tournament - the most waited game in this event will be played in Sunday, 13:00 CET (Central European Time) - Sweden will face against Canada in the clash for the Gold medals. Both teams are undefeated so far - 5 from 5 for Sweden and Canada. Here is the road to the final for both nations. Swedish team is the underdog here, according to the odds of the bookmakers but "Tre Kronor" (Three Crowns) has a good memories from their last game against Canada on Olympic games - back in 2002 when they faced in the group stage - Group C, where Sweden finished on first position - "Tre Kronor" won against "Team Canada" with 5:2, but later they were eliminated on the 1/4 finals, while Canada won the gold medals in Utah, USA. Sweden won three games in Group C here - 4:2 against Czech Republic, 1:0 against Switzerland, 5:3 against Latvia. On the 1/4 finals the selection of Pär Mårts won with 5:0 against Slovenia and on the semi-finals they won the "Scandinavian battle" against Finland - after a comeback - 2:1. "Team Canada" was in Group B, where they won against Norway (3:1), Finland (2:1), Austria (6:0). On the 1/4 finals Canada won against Latvia with 2;1 and yesterday the team of the head coach Mike Babcock won against USA - with 1:0 - the hero for Canada was Jamie Benn, the forward of Dallas Stars score the winning goal and now Canada will try to defend their gold medals from Vancouver 2010. Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi will be full and we expect the champions from 2010 to win against the gold medalists from Torino 2006, which can be their 9th victory in the Winter Olympics.