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KEN WIEBE -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:31 AM ET

CANADA (3-0) VS FINLAND (2-1): - WHEN: today at 3:38 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.

- OF NOTE: Finland rallied with four unanswered goals in the third period to earn a 5-4 victory over Sweden yesterday. With a tie today, Canada would secure top spot in Pool B and advance directly to Sunday's semifinal. Canada trounced Finland 6-0 in exhibition action at the MTS Centre last week and has outscored opponents 24-4 in the tournament.

FINLAND: PLAYERS TO WATCH

- G TUUKKA RASK: Considered one of the top goaltending prospects in the tournament, Rask has the tools to be a first rounder in the next NHL draft. He is known for playing aggressively, has quick reflexes and does a great job taking away the bottom of the net.

- C PETTERI NOKELAINEN: The 18-year-old was a first-round selection (16th overall) of the New York Islanders in the 2004 NHL entry draft. Nokelainen is playing his second full season with SaiPa Lappeenranta in the Finnish National League and has seven goals and nine points in 31 games this season. He's not known for blazing speed, but rather his ability to play an effective two-way game.


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