It is regarded as the scariest day of the Olympic hockey tournament — quarterfinals day.
Win, and the gold-medal dream lives.
Lose, and it’s over. No more games. No medals. Nothing.
“Skill and power don’t mean anything. You need heart and you need everyone on the team believing that they can win,” said Russian forward Alexei Kovalev.
Most hockey fans and pundits will argue that Canada vs. Russia is not the heated hockey battle it once was.
Nevertheless, we still love to reminisce about great games from the past…especially when the two hockey powers square off once more.