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Game in Progress - Sweden/Canada

05/16/2008 at 7:20pm EDT

Team Canada and Team Sweden are dueling it out at this very moment, the score currently 1-0 for Canada midway through the first. Yesterday, Ken Campbell at THN wrote:

This semifinal represents everything that Canada and Sweden games usually are not. Under normal circumstances, Sweden is usually the team with the skill players and Canada almost always has a decided edge in goaltending. But that certainly won’t be the case when the two teams meet Friday.

The Swedes are sorely lacking NHL caliber talent up front, but they more than make up for that in goal where they have two-time Vezina Trophy finalist Henrik Lundqvist, a player who has an Olympic gold medal and an 11-2-4 record in World Championship play.

Campbell went on to write: “Advantage: Sweden (huge).”

Update 4:24pm PT: Winner: Canada (barely!)

To watch the game:

Game can be seen on TSN television or TSN.ca online. And if you’re unable to access the game online because of your location (i.e. some non-Canadians may have troubles), try this website—this guy’s been streaming TSN hockey coverage on and off all week and the quality is pretty impressive.

Update 2:25pm PT: I should have noted, Russia beat Finland earlier today, and awaits the results of this game to find out whether they play Sweden or Canada for the gold medal.

The gold medal final will be played on Sunday.

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