What Nation Is Playing The Best So Far In the Olympics?

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The Olympics men’s hockey tournament is knee deep into the competition, and all the teams have played at least one game, some even two after today. There have been close match-ups in the event so far, but no real upsets just yet.

USA and Russia sit atop Group A, Finland and Canada lead Group B, and Sweden is in sole possession of the first seed in Group C. The Czech Republic faced off against Sweden in their first game of the tournament and lost, but have since bounced back and beat Latvia to earn their first win. Switzerland also has one win under their belt, just narrowly defeating Latvia in their first game. Both Switzerland and the Czech Republic are in Group C and will meet each other on the 15th. No other teams have wins yet.

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Some of the teams have won convincingly so far in this tournament, and others have shown some weaknesses but have still came out on top. Team USA skated to a 7-1 victory in their first game, scoring 6 goals in the second period. Team Canada only won by a couple goals in their first showing, but were in command in their second game, which was played today.

A top contender in the tournament, Sweden, scored 4 goals on the Czechs in their first game, but only 1 on the Swiss earlier today. The hosts Russia netted 5 against Slovenia in their first game in front of the hometown crowd, and Team Finland has won twice, scoring 5+ goals in each game.

So who looks the best so far in the tournament? Too hard to tell? Vote below and let us know your initial thoughts!

What Nation Is Playing The Best So Far In the Olympic Tournament?

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Topics: 2014 Sochi Olympics

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