Olympic Hockey: USA Takes On Switzerland In First Test

3 PM ET / Noon PT : United States vs Switzerland in Group A action

Broadcast details: Live coverage on USA Network

Team USA will face off against a far inferior Swiss team, but that doesn't mean the Americans can take them lightly. While members of the USA squad have been playing on their club teams in the NHL, most of the Swiss players have been practicing together and developing chemistry. The Americans will be playing their first game together - ever - while Switzerland has been together for several games.

Besides that, the Swiss have a dominant goaltender in Jonas Hiller of the Anaheim Ducks. He beat out a former Conn Smythe Trophy winner in Jean-Sebastien Giguere for the starting job in Anaheim and he just recently signed a four year contract extension. The 28-year-old is a confident, well-positioned goaltender who could easily frustrate the Americans, who lack threatening secondary scoring.

Ryan Miller will start in goal for the USA, as expected for months.

To discuss today's game with fellow hockey fans, please join our live thread located here.

More: SB Nation’s full coverage of the Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics Medal Count Tracker.

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