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It’s All About Defense In Gold Medal Game

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Both Sweden and Canada put the majority of their game plan emphasis on defending. It's why they're both in the gold-medal game.

This isn't the NHL over here.

"It's a different sport," Sedin said. "You can't even compare them. Everyone thinks because it's a bigger ice, it should be more open. I think teams are playing more defensive than ever."

As such, expect a low-scoring game Sunday. Which should not be confused with boring.

I think we're in for the best hockey game of the year, on either side of the ocean.

And for Team Canada, a chance to make it three gold medals in five NHL Olympics.

"It's about hockey supremacy," Babcock said Saturday. "We like to brag that it's our game? If you think it's your game, you better show it's your game."

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  Tags: sochi+olympics, team+canada, team+sweden

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