Getty ImagesIn the span of about 60 hours, hockey fans will switch their focus from the Olympic gold medal game to the NHL's return with the Carolina Hurricanes versus the Buffalo Sabres. It's quite a drop-off in intensity, but still, the NHL is returning for the stretch run and soon enough the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be here. Before we get there, let's take a look back at the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament.
After almost two weeks, it ended with Canada's men winning their second straight gold, while the women were victorious in the end for the fourth consecutive time.
Here are ten things we won't forget.
• Latvia's belief
Every Olympics seems to have a Cinderella team, but few could have predicted what Latvia would do after failing to win any of their three group stage games. Paired up with Switzerland in the qualification round, Ted Nolan's men surprised everyone with a 3-1 win, beating Jonas Hiller who had posted two shutouts already in the tournament. A day later, however, it would all beRead More »from 10 things we won't forget from the Olympic hockey tournament