Russia vs. Finland: Preview and Prediction for 2014 Olympic Hockey Game

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Russia vs. Finland: Preview and Prediction for 2014 Olympic Hockey Game
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Hope you got your rest, Russians.

Having to beat the Norwegians the day before just to get into the men's hockey quarterfinals, Russia has a quick turnaround in playing a rested Finland team on Wednesday. 

The Russians, as has been the case throughout the tournament, were unimpressive in beating Norway—at least offensively. Where is the vaunted offense that we all thought would light up the arenas in Sochi? 

The good news for the Russians is that they still have the home-ice advantage, which theoretically will become bigger as the tourney moves along. But the Russians are going to have to be better to beat a disciplined Finnish squad that has more offensive talent than Norway, not to mention perhaps the best goaltending trio of these Games.

It figures to be a compelling game, as the host Russians try to stay alive. 

Here's all the viewing information, potential lineups and what to expect from this fun game.

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