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CBC Sports - Saturday Feb. 22, 2014 09:09 ET

Canada vs. Sweden: Hockey, by the numbers

Teams set to face off for gold at 7 a.m. ET on Sunday

Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden
Sweden's Henrik Lundqvist is one of the best goalies in the world -- he's got to be on his A game on Sunday. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
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Canada and Sweden are similar nations in many ways, but nowhere are they as well-matched as they are in men's hockey. 

On paper, there's very little that separates the two gold medal contenders. On Sunday, it may all come down to intangibles in order to win the Olympic title. To get you set for the gold medal game (7 a.m. ET, cbc.ca/olympics), here's a quick stats comparison:

Sweden

Record: 5-0
Goals scored: 17 (3.40 per game)
Goals allowed: 6 (1.20 per game)
Power play: 7-for-19 (36.8%)
Penalty kill: 17-for-19 (89.5%)

How they advanced (5 wins):
4-2 vs. Czech Republic
1-0 vs. Switzerland
5-3 vs. Latvia
5-0 vs. Slovenia (quarter-final)
2-1 vs. Finland (semifinal)

Forward lines

Alex Steen – Patrik Berglund – Daniel Alfredsson

Daniel Sedin – Nicklas Backstrom – Loui Eriksson

Jakob Silfverberg – Marcus Johansson – Gabriel Landeskog

Carl Hagelin – Marcus Kruger – Jimmie Ericsson

13th forward: Gustav Nyquist

Defence pairings

Jonathan Ericsson – Niklas Kronwall

Niklas Hjalmarsson – Johnny Oduya

Alex Edler – Erik Karlsson

7th defenceman – Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Starting goalie: Henrik Lundqvist

Backup: Jhonas Enroth

Coach: Par Marts

Canada

Record: 5-0
Goals scored: 14 (2.80 per game)
Goals allowed: 3 (0.60 per game)
Power play: 2-for-9 (22.2%)
Penalty kill: 13-for-14 (92.9%)

How they advanced (4 regulation wins, 1 OT win):
3-1 vs. Norway
6-0 vs. Austria
2-1 (OT) vs. Finland
2-1 vs. Latvia (quarterfinal)
1-0 vs. United States (semifinal).

Forward lines

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Patrice Bergeron

Patrick Marleau – Jonathan Toews – Jeff Carter

Jamie Benn – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry

Patrick Sharp – Matt Duchene – Rick Nash

13th forward: Martin St. Louis

Defence pairings

Duncan Keith – Shea Weber

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Drew Doughty

Jay Bouwmeester – Alex Pietrangelo

7th defenceman: Dan Hamhuis

Starting goalie: Carey Price

Backup: Roberto Luongo

Coach: Mike Babcock

Fun fact: there are six members from the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in the gold medal final (Toews, Sharp, Keith, Kruger, Hjalmarsson, Oduya).

"That’s awesome," Oduya said. "You don’t see too often. It’s pretty cool, it’ll be fun to play against the guys tomorrow and it’s going to be a good game."

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