Just got an email back from Swiss captain Mark Streit about his team's big 3-2 shootout win today over Belarus in the qualification round. Switzerland will now face Team USA in the quarterfinals tomorrow, the second meeting of the two teams this Olympic Games (USA won 3-1 last Tuesday) as well as the second meeting between the Isles defenseman and his coach Scott Gordon.
Here's what Streit had to say about the upcoming test:
"It's gonna be a big challenge against the US. We are the clear underdog in this game, they have a lot of momentum after their big win vs. Canada," Streit said. "We wanna play really good team defense and we need to use our speed and keep it really simple."
The game tomorrow between the two teams will be at 3 p.m. EST