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Clicks and Clippings: Cramming for the WJC Gold Medal Game

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Gold medal game preview courtesy of USA Hockey – World Juniors Team USA wakes up this morning to the biggest game of the tournament and the first gold medal game appearance for the country since winning the championship in 2004.

Hockey Canada - 2010 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP  The official page of Team Canada with a Media Center to watch videos and highlights at Hockey Canada - Media Gallery (2010 WJC video gallery)

2010 World Junior Hockey Championship: Canada and U.S. Collide In Final - SB Nation It all comes down to this in a match many fans were hoping would take place to decide the gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship of 2010

Something to prove IIHF Here's a statistic that Team USA coach Dean Blais will want to improve on Tuesday: in two previous World Junior gold medal games, the Americans have put a grand total of three pucks into Canada's net.

Preview: Canada vs. USA, for all the world junior glory - Puck Daddy Well, it's time for The Big One. Canada/USA Part Deux: The Rematch. The last time they played, they tied. Then they had one of those stupid tiebreaking procedures and Canada got the win. Also - if you missed this twist last night in the game to determine 5th place ,  Nikita Filatov (RUS) had his captaincy stripped prior to the 5th-place game between Russia and Finland. A berating by Coach Vladamir Plyushchev during an intermission in the quarter-final vs. Switzerland preceded the action. F Kirill Petrov served as captain as Russia lost 4-3 to finish 6th...  

After the jump, analysis of the players as prospects and a selection of background stories to get you up to date for the big showdown in Saskatoon at 8pm. Study up and we'll see you at the live game thread here tonight..

Canada's Hall, top prospect, says WJC fun not pressure - 2010 World Junior Championship Projected 2010 NHL Entry Draft top pick Taylor Hall says playing on grand stage at WJC is fun.

World Junior Hockey Championships - the place to watch for future Canes stars With the holiday season in full swing, many people may not know that the hockey season has some of the most exciting international hockey competition commencing today, in addition to the regular NHL slate of games scheduled.  

The Hockey News: The Hot List: Swiss miss How could I not do a Hot List while on location at the greatest yearly roundup of prospects? The loose theme today is heroes and many of them were unexpected, but their names are in lights now. Once again, here’s a look at some players we’re excited to see in the NHL one day.

The Hockey News: Ryan Kennedy's blog: THN at the World Junior Championship: Sweden no match for USA's speed in semifinal It will be an all-North American final thanks to a speedy, plucky Team USA victory over the Swedes in Sunday’s second semifinal. 

THN Blog: No NHL help for Team USA It is the classic good news-bad news scenario for the United States and its entry in this year's World Junior Hockey championship. The good news is that the last two first overall picks in the NHL entry draft were Americans.The bad news? Neither Pat Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, nor Erik Johnson of the St. Louis Blues, are available for Team USA.

World Juniors: El Nino hot commodity, as draft stock rises - Puck Daddy 

Swiss upset Russians 3-2 in OT at World Junior Championship Switzerland completes shocking 3-2 victory over Russia in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Junior Championship.