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The United States women’s hockey team will play its second of three round robin games on Tuesday against the Olympic Athletes from Russia. The game between Team USA and the Russians begins at 7:10 a.m. ET and will be streamed live on NBC’s Olympics website and broadcast live on NBCSN.
Team USA is coming off a 3-1 victory over Finland, where the Americans fell behind a goal late in the first period but recovered to score three straight. Kendall Coyne got the eventual game-winner for Team USA, a well-deserved reward after a strong game from the forward.
The Russians come into Tuesday’s game off a 5-0 shutout loss to the Canadians in their first round robin game. The team was outscored and outshot by the Canadians, as the Russians mustered just 18 shots on goal through three periods.
Though the Americans are expected to win Tuesday’s game, they cannot overlook a Russian team coming off a shutout loss. Team USA is led by Hilary Knight, Amanda Kessel, Brianna Decker, and Coyne as the team attempts to win gold for the first time since 1998.
You can check out a more detailed preview of Team USA from The Ice Garden, SB Nation’s women’s hockey blog.
Russia has yet to medal at all in the women’s tournament since its inception in 1998. The Ice Garden also has a preview on the Russian team, which you can check out here.