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Gold-medal game preview

Updated: February 25, 2006, 3:07 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

TORINO, Italy -- The Olympic gold-medal game that few predicted, pitting Finland against Sweden, will be more chess match than horse race.

With the Finns playing as close to perfect hockey as is humanly possible, the key seems to be in the Swedes' ability to match the Finns' patience and discipline, and the Finns' ability to keep their focus in the face of the most important hockey game in their nation's history.

"We've got to be smart. We can't turn the puck over," said Daniel ...

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