Friday, February 14, 2014

Olympic hockey history: U.S. vs. Russia

For the seventh time since the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, the United State and Russia will play on the ice.

Game No. 7 occurs Saturday morning in a preliminary contest
at the Sochi Games. It should be a good one again.

Since the U.S.' stunning upset of the then-Soviet Union, 4-3, en route to winning the gold medal, whenever the two countries face off on the frozen pond, it's must-watch.

Here's a breakdown of Olympic hockey results between the two countries since 1980:

1980 at Lake Placid, N.Y.: U.S. 4, Russia 3 (medal round)

1988 at Calgary, Canada: Soviet Union 7, U.S. 2 (preliminary round)

1992 at Albertville, France: Unified Team 5, U.S. 2

2002 at Salt Lake City: U.S. 2, Russia 2 (preliminary round), U.S. 3, Russia 2 (semifinal)

2006 at Turin, Italy: Russia 5, U.S. 4 (preliminary round)

- Mark Podolski | @mpodo


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