USA vs. Canada live score, updates, highlights from 2022 Olympic men’s hockey game

By | February 11, 2022

Canada and the United States haven’t met in the Olympics in nearly a decade, but they have played historic games against each other in the recent past.

In 2010, Sidney Crosby scored the Golden Goal in Vancouver to give Canada a 3-2 overtime win in the gold-medal game. In 2014, Carey Price made 31 saves in Canada’s 1-0 shutout victory in the semifinals in Sochi. 

This year’s tournament doesn’t have the star power of those years, but these two sides have already shown that they will likely be the teams to beat in at least Group A, if not the entire competition.

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Both teams poured on the offense in their preliminary-round openers. Canada downed reigning silver medalist Germany 5-1, with five different players scoring goals. Four of the goals came from third- or fourth-liners.

Team USA routed China 8-0, powered by a hat trick from Harvard left winger Sean Farrell, his first goals in international competition. Farrell, along with fellow goal scorers Matty Beniers and Brian O’Neill, could become household names with NHL players not competing in Beijing.

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Canada and the U.S. are tied in the standings with three points each, but the U.S. leads in goal differential (plus-8 to plus-4). The top team from each of the three groups and the best second-place team will automatically advance to the quarterfinals, so this game is especially pivotal.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights for USA vs. Canada at the 2022 Olympics. Follow below for complete results from the men’s hockey preliminary-round game.

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USA vs. Canada score

  P1 P2 P3 OT F
Canada 1

USA vs. Canada live updates, highlights from 2022 Olympics

12:12 a.m.: A little pushing and shoving after a shot on goal by Canada that Mann handles easily, but not a full blown fight. Canada’s quality chances have been few and far between, though two have hit off the crossbar and goalpost. 

12:09 a.m.: US is playing with blazing speed right now and Canada just seems all out of sorts. From puck movement to getting into passing lanes to the forecheck, it’s been speed first here for Team USA in the second.

12:03 a.m.: GOAL USA. Brendan Brisson goes backhand top shelf on a pass from behind the net that Pasquale couldn’t get back in net quick enough to fully recover from. Really strong forecheck there from the US to force a bad pass from Pasquale and the US intercepts it easily. USA 3, Canada 1 with with just about 17 minutes left in period 2.

12:00 a.m.: Mason McTavish’s shot goes high off the crossbar on the 2-on-1 scoring chance for Canada less than a minute in.

11:59 p.m.: The second period officially underway.

End first period: USA 2, Canada 1

11:41 p.m.: GOAL USA.  Jake Sanderson leads the rush as Ben Meyers buries it home with just over a minute left to give the US the lead. USA 2, Canada 1 as the USA takes the lead late.

11:36 p.m.: What a sequence for Eddie Pasquale and Canada. He sprawls out to save a rocket on the stick side pad to end a furious rally from Team USA that had several shots and rebounds. Best looks of the night since the goal for Team USA.

11:30 p.m.: Through 12 minutes, Canada’s possessed the puck more and chances, albeit some strong ones and some weak ones. The Americans are definitely playing faster and utilizing their speed a bit more to compensate for lack of possession.

11:28 p.m.: And just like that Canada with a point-blank chance right in the crease in front of the net but can’t cash in. Not the first time that’s happened for Canada tonight.

11:26 p.m.: Just over 10 minutes left in the first period. Not much by the way of legit scoring chances since the two goals early. No penalties yet for either side and no killer turnovers either.

11:18 p.m.: Canada with a heavy forecheck early as they’re the aggressors and certainly the more physical of the two teams early here with just about five minutes gone.

11:15 p.m.: GOAL USA. At the 17:24 mark, Andy Miele with a nice a deke and just goes top shelf as he skates down the ice and finds the back of the net. Goals in quick succession here. USA 1, Canada 1 with just under three minutes gone.

11:12 p.m.: GOAL CANADA. Just over a minute into the game and Canada strikes first on a lucky shot that was fired in from the side boards that USA netminder Strauss Mann couldn’t corral. Mat Robinson with the goal to make it Canada 1, USA 0 with 18:24 left.

11:10 p.m.: The puck is down and Canada wins the opening faceoff.

11:01 p.m.: And here’s the lineup for Team Canada. Notably, four out of the five goals for Canada last time out came from third or fourth liners and all five goals were by different players.

10:58 p.m.: Still about 10 minutes out from puck drop, but here’s the starting lineup for Team USA this time out. Sean Farrell, who had a hat trick last time out, is the third line right wing.

USA vs. Canada start time

  • Date: Friday, Feb. 11
  • Puck drop: 11:10 p.m. ET

The rivals will face off at 11:10 p.m. ET Friday (12:10 p.m. local time Saturday) at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing.

What channel is USA vs. Canada on today?

  • TV channel (USA): USA Network
  • Live stream (USA): Peacock,, NBC Sports app, fuboTV
  • TV channel (Canada): CBC
  • Live stream (Canada): CBC’s Beijing 2022 website, CBC Gem, CBC Olympics app, fuboTV

USA Network will broadcast USA vs. Canada in the United States. CBC will carry the broadcast of the matchup in Canada.

For those hoping to stream it, fuboTV has options to watch the game in the United States and in Canada.

American viewers can also stream the games on Peacock, at NBC’s Olympics website and on the NBC Sports app. Canadian viewers have streaming options available on CBC’s Olympics website and with CBC Gem.

Olympics hockey schedule 2022

Wednesday, Feb. 9; Preliminary round

Game Time (ET)
ROC 1, Switzerland 0 3:40 a.m.
Denmark 2, Czechia 1 8:10 a.m.
Sweden 3, Latvia 2 11:10 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 10; Preliminary round

Game Time (ET)
Finland 6, Slovakia 2 3:40 a.m.
USA 8, China 0 8:10 a.m.
Canada 5, Germany 1 8:10 a.m.
ROC 2, Denmark 0 11:10 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 11; Preliminary round

Game Time (ET)
Czech Republic 2, Switzerland 1 3:40 a.m.
Sweden 4, Slovakia 1 3:40 a.m.
Finland 3, Latvia 1 8:10 a.m.
Canada vs. USA 11:10 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 12; Preliminary round

Game Time (ET)
Germany vs. China 3:40 a.m.
ROC vs. Czechia 8:10 a.m.
Switzerland vs. Denmark 8:10 a.m.
Slovakia vs. Latvia 11:10 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 13; Preliminary round

Game Time (ET)
Finland vs. Sweden 3:40 a.m.
China vs. Canada 8:10 a.m.
USA vs. Germany 8:10 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 14; Qualification round

Game Time (ET)
Qualification Playoff 1 11:10 p.m.
Qualification Playoff 2 11:10 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 15; Qualification round & Quarterfinals

Game Time (ET)
Qualification playoff 3 3:40 a.m.
Qualification playoff 4 8:10 a.m.
Quarterfinal 1 11:10 p.m.

Wednesday Feb. 16; Quarterfinals

Game Time (ET)
Quarterfinal 2 1 a.m.
Quarterfinal 3 3:40 a.m.
Quarterfinal 4 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 17; Semifinal

Game Time (ET)
Semifinal 1 11:10 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 18; Semifinal

Game Time (ET)
Semifinal 2 8:10 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 19: Medal games

Game Time (ET)
Bronze-medal game 8:10 a.m.
Gold-medal game 11:10 p.m.