The U.S. Men’s National Team faces Russia at Minsk Arena at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship. It’s an early showdown for first place in Group B as both teams have won their first two games. Live coverage from NBC Sports Network begins at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Team USA is 4-1-0-5-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) against Russia in the IIHF Men’s World Championship. Last year, the nations squared off twice. In the preliminary round, Russia posted a 5-3 win. The U.S. bounced back with an 8-3 quarterfinal victory. Craig Smith tallied five assists in the win and Jacob Trouba scored once. Against the Soviet Union, the U.S. was 0-0-0-28-0.
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