The Olympics culminate this morning with the men's gold medal match, featuring Canada and Sweden. Depending on your age, you may remember a game twenty years ago featuring the same teams that ended with a Peter Forsberg led victory.
Canada will be looking for a different outcome this time around, and they have the roster to do it.
Sweden earned it's way into the gold medal game by steamrolling Slovakia 5-0 in the quarter-finals, and eliminated their eternal rivals Finland 2-1.
Canada on the other hand were stifled by Latvia, who eventually lost to the Canadians 2-1 despite a ridiculous effort by Kristers Gudlevskis. They played an immaculate game in the semi-finals versus the USA, although another great effort by a goalie, Jonathan Quick this time, gave way to a 1-0 win on the back of an inspiring game by goaltender Carey Price.
We're in for a treat this morning, as both teams are loaded with a plethora of high end NHL talent, superb goal tending, and mobile defense.
The injury bug claimed two very important Swedes, as captain Henrik Zetterberg was forced to retire from the tournament. Henrik Sedin had no choice but to withdraw a few days before the Olympics began.
Canada on the other hand has remained relatively healthy, although they did lose one of the best players in the world when John Tavares received an MCL injury, and was ruled out of not only Olympic play, but the rest of the NHL season as well.
Neither team holds an advantage in nets. Carey Price has been absolutely stellar so far in the Olympics, compiling a 4-0 record, a 0.75 GAA, and a .963 save percentage. His busiest game came versus the Americans, where he pushed away 31 shots to earn a shutout.
Henrik Lundqvist has been equally impressive. Like Price, he's undefeated in Olympic play. His GAA sits at 1.20, while his save percentage is sparkling at .951.
The defensive match up is probably the only advantage Canada will have in this game. They'll count on players like Shea Weber and Drew Doughty to take the lead, while Sweden will rely on superstar Erik Karlsson to counter.
Here are the projected lineups: