USA Vs Switzerland, 3:00 ET: Ryan Miller Looks To Lead USA To Medal Round

3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT: #1 United States vs #8 Switzerland

Broadcast details: Live coverage on NBC (real, live, actual NBC!) and NBCOlympics.com

The United States is the top seed, and by virtue of that they have the easiest road to the gold medal game. That doesn't mean that Switzerland can't knock them off or that the Americans are taking the Swiss lightly, though. Sure, they barely squeezed by Belarus yesterday and they're likely fatigued from playing 70 minutes of hockey just the day before, but this is the same Swiss team that played the US tough in the tournament opener, falling 3-1.

Jonas Hiller will have to be on his A game to beat the USA, and the Swiss will likely need some extra help. You never know, however, what a team will play like in a big game with the adrenaline rushing. Just look back to Sunday, when the Americans came flying out of the gate against a more-skilled Canadian group. The USA should win today, but that doesn't mean they will if they don't leave it all on the ice.

The winner will move on to the semifinals against the winner of the Finland-Czech Republic quarterfinal match up.

Follow along and discuss the game with other hockey fans in SB Nation's live game thread.

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

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