Two Coyotes Reach Gold Medal Game, One Reaches Bronze Medal Game
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Sweden will play Canada for the gold medal on Sunday at 5 a.m. (Arizona time) on NBC.
Ekman-Larsson has notched three assists and a plus-5 rating in five games at the Olympics. He is averaging 10:12 of ice time per game. He dressed but did not play in Sweden’s 2-1 win over Finland in Friday’s semifinal.
Smith, Canada’s third-string goalie, has yet to play at the Games.
Meanwhile, Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski and his Finnish teammates will play the United States for the bronze medal on Saturday at 8 a.m. (Arizona time) on NBC Sports Network.
Korpikoski played 16:03 and took two shots on goal in Friday’s 2-1 semifinal loss to Finland.
"Both teams played really tight," said Korpikoski, according to USA Today. "We both played a pretty smart game on the big ice. You can’t run around too much. There was a really high tempo, but the game was played really tight defensively – both ways. There weren’t a lot of chances there."
Korpikoski has notched two goals and a plus-2 rating in five games at the Olympics. He is averaging 16:06 of ice time per game.