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Men's Ice Hockey Medal-Round Bracket Set, United States Second Seed

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    The preliminary round of the Winter Olympic men's ice hockey tournament is complete and the medal-round bracket is set. 

    Seeding has been determined via group play, and the 12 countries striving for gold will now play in single-elimination games starting on Tuesday. The top four teams -- Sweden, the United States, Canada and Finland -- have all received byes into the quarterfinals and will await their respective opponents on Wednesday.

    Eighth-seeded Slovenia and ninth-seeded Austria will open the playoff round at 3:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning, followed by fifth-seeded Russia and 12th-seeded Norway at 7:30 a.m. The 6-11 matchup between Switzerland and Latvia as well as the 7-10 game between the Czech Republic and Slovakia will both take place at noon.

    Top-ranked Sweden will play its first game at 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Finland (fourth) will play at 7:30 a.m., and both the United States (second) and Canada (third) will play at noon.

    Barring any upsets, the Americans and Canadians are set to meet in the semifinals in a rematch of their 2010 gold-medal game, won by Canada in overtime. A U.S. rematch with Russia could only take place in the final on Sunday at 7:00 a.m. ET. 

    Below is the entire bracket (via Wikipedia):

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