Sweden is a strong gold-medal contender, with Finland arriving at the semifinals as the long shot. Their game Friday means both teams will be playing for glory this weekend; the only question left is the color of the medal.
The Swedes may be the best team in the tournament from the blue line to the net, while Finland boasts a disciplined style married to underrated skill.
Here's a line-by-line comparison between the two nations, plus a look at their respective pairings and goaltenders. Many fans believe this won't be close, but that's why they play the games.