The Noon Number: Czech, Please

Photo by Todd Warshaw /Allsport

A look at the Olympic history between Team USA and one of its most frequent opponents (sorta)

12,419 - Number of days since the United States last beat the Czech Republic (or, in this case, Czechoslovakia) in the Olympics. Overall, the U.S. is 0-2 against the Czech Republic (with losses in 1994 and 1998) and 9-8 against Czechoslovakia, with their last win coming 34 years ago in Lake Placid (with losses in 1984, 1988 and 1992 in the interim).

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The 19 games the U.S. has played against the Czech Republic and Czechoslovakia is the second-highest total they've played against any "nation"... behind the 20 they've played against Slovakia and Czechoslovakia. So there's that.

Anyway, the U.S. will look to snap that losing streak starting in just a few minutes.

(S/t USA Hockey, which is the best.)

Bonus nugget! Dan Bylsma is 6-15 coaching against Jaromir Jagr. Oof.

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