Top five things to watch for in Sochi on Sunday

Carey Price starts in net for Canada against Finland on Friday while Sidney Crosby is still...

Carey Price starts in net for Canada against Finland on Friday while Sidney Crosby is still searching for a linemate. (GARY HERSHORN/Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 8:16 AM ET

Five things to watch Sunday at the Sochi Games:

MEN'S HOCKEY

C'mon -- of course you're watching this game. At noon (EST) the 2-0 Canadian men's hockey team faces their first real test of the tournament against Finland. Carey Price will be in net, coach Mike Babcock says, and the healthy scratches will be Martin St. Louis and P.K. Subban. One storyline to watch: who will play with Sidney Crosby on the top line? And will it start producing significant offence?

MEDAL MANIA AGAIN?

With two medals early Sunday -- Jan Hudec's bronze in the Super-G and Dominique Maltais' sliver in snowboard cross -- Canadians may start hoping for another major medal haul in Week 2 at Sochi. With men's and women's curling, ice dancing, and men's and women's hockey among the events remaining, matching Vancouver's total (26 medals) is a possibility. Canada now has 14 medals in Sochi

ICE DANCING

The short program in ice dancing is set for 10 a.m. (EST) Sunday. Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the defending gold medallists from the Vancouver Games, but face a fierce challenge from American rivals Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Also skating for Canada: Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje and Alexandra Paul/Mitchell Islam.

MEN'S CURLING

With their record 5-2 and their game back on track after a rocky start, Brad Jones and the Canadian men's curling team plays at 10 a.m. (EST) Sunday against China.

SPEED SKATING

It may be unreasonable for Canadians to expect speed skater Christine Nesbitt to win a medal in a third straight Olympic Games, but the London, Ont. athlete will give it another go in the women's 1,500-metre event Sunday (starting at 9 a.m. EST). Nesbitt, 28, won gold at the 2010 Games in 1,000m and silver at the 2006 Games in the team pursuit. She's one of four Canadians skating Sunday, along with Kali Christ, Brittany Schussler and Brianne Tutt.


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