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Semifinal Preview: Finland vs. Sweden

Thursday, 02.20.2014 / 9:54 AM MT
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When: Friday, 5 a.m. MT (NBCSN, TSN)

Where: Bolshoy Ice Dome

Note: Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski will play for Finland and Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson will play for Sweden. Both are playing at the Olympics for the first time.

Watch: Korpikoski is Finland's X-Factor | Watch: Ekman-Larsson is Sweden's X-Factor.

What's at stake: The Scandinavian neighbors face off for a spot in the gold-medal game at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Finland got to this point by beating host Russia 3-1 in the quarterfinals Wednesday after finishing Group B play with a 2-0-1 record. Sweden is unbeaten, with goalie Henrik Lundqvist earning two shutout victories. The Swedes advanced to the semifinals with a 5-0 win against Slovenia on Wednesday.

The Finns and Swedes last played in the Olympics in the preliminary round at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, with Sweden winning 3-0. Sweden defeated Finland 3-2 in the gold-medal game at the 2006 Turin Olympics.

What's next: The winner will advance to the gold-medal game scheduled for 5 a.m. MT on Sunday. The loser will play for bronze Saturday at 8 a.m. MT.

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