So far in the Men’s hockey tournament at the Beijing Winter Olympics, we find the usual suspects at the top of the groups. All this despite NHL players not being able to compete for their respective countries.
Sweden and Finland both have big games in Group C play. Both countries started off the tournament with a win, tied at the top of the standings. If either falters, that would give the other an advantage in the head-to-head matchup down the line. Finland defeated Slovakia 6-2 in their opener while Sweden took down Latvia 3-2.
So far, Sakari Manninen and Miro Aaltonen have combined for six points (five goals) for Finland. Lucas Wallmark has two goals for Sweden through one contest.
Men’s hockey schedule, Friday, February 11
Denmark vs. ROC
Czechia vs. Switzerland
Sweden vs. Slovakia
Latvia vs. Finland
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