As for today, they need to be 100% ready to take on a Finland squad that has played very well. Especially on the goaltending end where they have Tuhka Rask of the Boston Bruins, Kari Lethonen of the Dallas Stars, and Anti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks. The powerhouse offense of team USA will be tested by good goaltending once again. They were unable to score on Canadian golie Carey Price yesterday. I am confident that USA will try and throw more pucks to the net to create more scoring opportunities. The Americans will also face a very talented Finland offense. They will especially have to watch for Finland Captain Teamue Selane of the Anahiem Ducks. Selane is very good at getting the puck to the net for big scoring chances.
This will be a very competitive matchup. The key for Finland is to play defense first. The Fins must note that Canada played a passive game against team USA. They didn't force a lot of turnovers. They just took away the passing and shooting lanes to prevent USA from scoring. This technique worked and Finaland must do this if they want to win this game. As for USA, they have a very good offense. If they take advantage of the big ice surface and move the puck into open space they should be able to pop a couple goals. This will be a very competitive matchup that I look forward to watching.