Canada vs Sweden Sochi 2014 Hockey Gold Medal Game

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Team Canada will be the betting favourites when facing Sweden in the gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Olympics. The whole nation will be glued to the screen on the morning of Sunday, February 23rd, for this clash of Olympic hockey titans. Read a breakdown of the Canada vs Sweden matchup along with the all betting odds for this historic game…

According to odds makers, Team Canada are the betting favourites at (-175) with the total goals at 4.5u (-165) in what is expected to be a low scoring game. Please see the bottom of the page for all the special betting odds available for Canada vs Sweden

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Team Canada didn’t exactly end their scoring woes and most thought if they only got 1 goal against USA they would lose the game. But surprisingly, Team Canada was able to use their suffocating defense to help Carey Price shutout the Americans 1-0 in the semis.

Focusing on the positives from that semifinal game, Canada’s defense was airtight and that was the first time Team USA was shutout in the Olympics since 1976, which is an even bigger feat considering how hot the Americans were heading in. Hockey analyst Barry Melrose said the 6-man defensive rotation utilized by Team Canada was the best he has ever seen.

Canada will be facing a Sweden team without Henrik Zetterberg and Henrik Sedin, which somewhat neutralizes the play of his Daniel. As a result, The Swedish team has played more of a shutdown defensive style, very similar to that of the Canadians. But despite missing key playmakers, the Swedes have been able to put the puck in the net throughout these Sochi 2014 games.

What has to be worrying to Canadian hockey fans is that our team still only scored 1 goal in the semis, and it came from Jamie Benn off a deflection. Most would have rather the top line featuring Sidney Crosby scored because it could be a hint that more is to come. Instead, Canada’s captain remains goalless at Sochi 2014 and there will be even more pressure on Crosby as they are facing Swedish goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who won gold for his country back in 2006.

In an interesting subplot, of the 4 officials chosen for this game by the IIHF, 3 of them were born in Canada, and the other holds a Canadian passport. The referee is B.C.’s Kelly Sutherland and the linesmen are Ontario’s Derek Amell and Greg Devorski. There were mixed reactions to this news

“I don’t care,” said Swedish coach. “I hope they do their job. That’s all I can focus on. I can’t change it. No problem with that.” – Swedish Coach Par Marts

“What a f—ing joke!” “comedy at its highest level.” – Peter Forsberg

The most interesting reaction came from Canadian hockey personality Don Cherry, who thinks this will turn out badly for Canada because in these situations the officials will go out of their way to prove how “unbiased” they are.

“It’s the biggest break (the Swedes) could have got,” said Cherry. “I guarantee you the first penalty (Sutherland) calls will be against a Canadian. Watch and see. And I’m never wrong.”

Best site to Bet on Canada vs Sweden

We recommend that Canadians bet on the gold medal game at Sports Interaction because they cater to Canadian gamblers and are offering all types of special bets for Canada vs Sweden. There will also be live betting available and Canadians who sign up to Sports Interaction will get a 100% deposit bonus up to $125.

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