USA vs. Finland: Preview and Prediction for 2014 Olympic Bronze-Medal Game

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USA vs. Finland: Preview and Prediction for 2014 Olympic Bronze-Medal Game
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Nobody comes to the Olympics to play for the bronze medal; just appearing in this game has to be disappointing for both teams involved. The United States had been having a brilliant tournament prior to its loss in the semifinals; meanwhile, the Finns have overcome a series of injuries to be a force in the Games. 

Now, both will compete for the consolation prize of third place.

Still, it's a game that matters. Winning represents the chance to end the Olympics on a positive note, as well as the opportunity to win a medal for one's country, and both of these are important. For viewing information, projected lineups and our predicted outcome, read on. 

 

Statistics are courtesy of IIHF.com and EliteProspects.com and current through Feb. 21 unless otherwise noted.

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