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2012 IIHF World Championships: Canada Falls To Slovakia, USA Takes On Finland

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What: Team USA vs. Finland

Where: Helsinki, Finland

When: 10:30am CDT

TV: NBC Sports Network

This is an open thread to discuss the USA vs. Finland Quarterfinal matchup.

In the first big upset of the tournament, at least up north, Team Canada fell 4-3 to Slovakia earlier today. Michal Handzus scored with 2:32 left in regulation to break a tie, with Slovakia moving on to play Russia in the semifinals (if the current score stands).

Jamie Benn didn't register a shot on goal and played just 12:50 of total ice time.

Alex Goligoski and Team USA look to take on Finland once more, although Kari Lehtonen won't be in net. The Stars netminder has a minor knee injury and Petri Vehanen will be between the pipes for Finland -- who represent a tough opponent for the Americans.

USA has had a few questionable performances this tournament but the past few games the team has played much better. The winner of this game will face the winner of Sweden and Czech Republic in the semifinals