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Here is all the information you need to know about the Olympics bronze medal game showdown between Team USA and Finland:

Team USA (4-1, with one win in a shootout) vs. Finland (3-2 with one loss in in overtime)

When: 7 p.m. in Sochi. 10 a.m. ET

Where: Bolshoy Ice Dome

Where to watch: You can watch the online stream at nbcolympics.com. For TV, game is scheduled to be aired on NBC Sports Network.

Story line: The Finns are trying to win their fourth hockey medal since NHL players started participating in 1998. No other country has won four. The Americans are trying to win their third medal in the last four Olympics.

Goalie matchup: USA's Jonathan Quick vs. (3-1, 1.47 goals-against average, .947 save percentage) vs. Finland's Tuukka Rask (2-1, 2.30, .917) or Kari Lehtonen. (1-1, 1.51, .934) The Finns say Rask couldn't play in the semifinals because of illness. His status for today's game isn't yet known.

Goals for/against: USA, 20-7; Finland 19-10

How they got here: The USA downed Slovakia, Russia (in a shootout) and Slovenia in the preliminary round and eliminated the Czech Republic 5-2 in the quarterfinals. Then Canada beat the Americans 1-0 in the semifinals. In the preliminary round, Finland beat Austria and Norway and then lost to Canada in overtime. The Finns ousted the Russians 3-1 in the quarterfinals but lost 2-1 to Sweden in the semifinals.

Who to watch: Finland's beloved star Teemu Selanne, 43, is playing his last game for the Finnish national team. He is among the classiest athletes ever to play in the NHL. Even at his age, he is a dangerous forward.

Who is hot: Mikael Granlund has been Finland's most dangerous scorer. He has three goals and two assists.

Who is not: USA's Patrick Kane doesn't have a goal in the tournament. He does have four assists.

Key matchup: USA's relentless forwards against Finland's defensive corps. The Finns haven't faced a team that can pressure the way the Americans can. With David Backes and Ryan Kesler leading the way, the Americans can even be more prickly than the Canadians, although you would not have known not watching the Canada-USA semifinal.

What Finland wants to do: 1. Seal up the area in front of its net. The Finns are masterful at playing a patient, conservative game. If they hang around long enough, they feel like they can win it with one shot. 2. Play with immense pride. Olli Jokinen said you could replace the Finns' current roster with 20 other Finnish players and they would have the same success. He said when a Finn puts on his country's sweater, he knows what needs to be done and he does it. 3. Play sharply on special teams. If the Americans get nothing on the power play, the Finns could win this game.

What the USA wants to do: 1. Re-acquire the swagger they had in their first four games. The Canadians frustrated the Americans in the semifinals with relentless defensive play. The Finns could do that as well if the USA doesn't grab early momentum. 2. Get an early lead. The Finns are not a team that can play as well from behind. You have to force them to open up their game. That's when you find wider seams in their defensive coverage. 3. Be proud to own a bronze. The Americans must shed their disappointment over losing to Canada before this game starts. An Olympic medal of any color has to be valued.

Prediction: Americans have trouble with the Finns' stingy defensive coverage and yet survive with a 3-2 win.

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