Team Canada, Meet Latvia
With the medal round beginning on Friday, most people of the world believed that Canada would play Switzerland in the first game. They were wrong
Latvia pulled the biggest upset of the opening playoff round with a 3-1 win over Switzerland at Bolshoy Ice Dome on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals.
While it wasn’t exactly a David vs. Goliath situation — the Swiss were favored, though not overwhelmingly — there is a sense of surprise among Canadians, many of whom penciled the Swiss in as a quarterfinalist (assuming they were filling out brackets… and doing it in pencil.)
Mike Babcock was taking Swiss-related questions today when he stopped answering them and said, “They're playing Latvia tonight, right?''
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 18, 2014
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