Team USA had everything going for them heading into their matchup against Canada. They were the highest scoring team in the tournament, all four lines had chemistry, Quick was playing fantastic, and Canada couldn't score. Unfortunately for the Americans, Carey Price exists.
Price stones the USA at every opportunity, and after Jamie Benn tipped in a Jay Bouwmeester shot, that was all she wrote for America's chance at a gold medal.
Finland was also a high scoring team in Sochi, but after a softie on Henrik Lundqvist early in the second period of their semifinal game, they just couldn't get their high quality chances through to the net. Two tic-tac-toe passing plays from Sweden finished off by Loui Eriksson and Erik Karlsson finished off the Finns.
Both the USA and Finland have a tough mental hurdle to overcome today, as they have to shake off the disappointment of losing to their archrival just 24 hours ago, and compete for the bronze medal.
The Americans will still be missing Paul Martin, who has a "hand injury" that will keep him out for a month according to Pierre McGuire, while the Finns will get Rask back after he missed yesterday's game with an illness.
Dustin Brown - David Backes - Ryan Callahan
Zach Parise - Ryan Kesler - Patrick Kane
James van Riemsdyk - Joe Pavelski - Phil Kessel
Max Pacioretty - Paul Stastny - T.J. Oshie
Ryan Suter - Ryan McDonagh
Cam Fowler - Kevin Shattenkirk
Brooks Orpik - Justin Faulk
Puck drop is at 12:00pm EST, and you can stream it live here. It is also available in French. It will be on TV in Canada on CBC. In the United States it will be aired on NBCSN, and streamed live on their website.
(stream links will be updated once they're available)