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The Puck Drops For Men's Hockey In Sochi04:04

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The American and Russian teams played their first games in the men's hockey tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics today.

Russia beat Slovenia 5-2, and the U.S. men defeated Slovakia 7-1. The Russians and the Americans will meet on the ice for a highly anticipated game on Saturday.

NPR's Robert Smith is in Sochi and joins Here & Now's Robin Young with details.


This segment aired on February 13, 2014.

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