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1998 Nagano Olympic Winter Games Men's Tournament

Nagano, Japan | Feb. 7-22

In the first Olympic Winter Games featuring NHL players, the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team opened the XVIII Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, with a matchup against defending gold medalist Sweden. After dropping a 4-2 decision in the team’s first game, the U.S. responded by knocking off Belarus, 5-2. Team USA would then lose to Canada, 4-1, before falling to eventual gold medalist Czech Republic by an identical score in the quarterfinal round.

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