Winter Olympics 2014 Men's Hockey: USA vs Russia

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In what is likely to be the best game of the tournament thus far, the host Russians face the powerful Americans Saturday in Sochi.

Coming off a 7-1 smack-down of Slovakia, Team USA will look to prove that it's the class of Group A by defeating the host Russians. The winner of this game is likely to secure a bye into the quarterfinals. While the hosts have the flash, the Americans have the substance, and the challenge for the former will be figuring out how to deal with the massive depth advantage of the latter. Here are how the teams lined up on Friday in practice. It's unclear whether any of these changes will stick. We do know that Jonathan Quick will start his second straight game in nets for the US, and that Stepan and Faulk will remain scratches. Sergei Bobrovsky will start for the Russians.

United States

Parise - Kesler - Kane

van Riemsdyk - Pavelski - Kessel

Pacioretty - Stastny - Oshie

Brown - Backes - Callahan

McDonagh - Suter

Orpik - Martin

Fowler - Shattenkirk

Faulk - Carlson

Russia

Ovechkin - Malkin - Semin

Kovalchuk - Datsyuk - Radulov

Tarasenko - Anisimov - Kulemin

Popov - Tereschenko - Tikhonov

Nichushkin - Svitov

Markov - Voynov

Belov - Nikitin

Emelin - Medvedev

Nikulin - Tyutin

Puck drop is at 7:30 am EST on CBC, and you can stream it live here. It is also available in French. You can find the game on TV in Canada via CBC, and in the United States on NBC SportsNet.

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