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WATCH LIVE: U.S. men’s hockey plays again as Group A play ends

Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Men

USA forward T.J. Oshie (74) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal in a shootout against Russia during overtime of a men’s ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Julio Cortez

Want to get a glance at T.J. Oshie when he’s facing defensemen and a goalie instead of just alone against a netminder? The sudden U.S. star will have a quick turnaround against Slovenia, who are also riding the momentum of a big Saturday win.

Here are the live streams for Sunday’s two 7:30 a.m. ET games:

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

Slovakia vs. Russia: 7:30 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

United States vs. Slovenia: 7:30 a.m. ET (NBCSN) – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

The United States can clinch an automatic spot in the tournament’s quarterfinals by beating Slovenia (the Anze Kopitar-powered team that won its first men’s Olympic hockey game ever yesterday). There is one new story to watch, as Ryan Miller gets his first start of the Olympics today.

The other Group A match is a little more meaningful and involves two hockey nations hoping to bounce back from tough Saturday losses. Russia is hoping to clinch a quarterfinal spot of its own, but they’ll need a win and a little help to avoid having to play an extra game in the qualification playoffs. Slovakia, on the other hand, just wants to regain some self-respect after being upset by Slovenia and overwhelmed by the U.S.

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