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USA women's hockey team advance to gold-medal game Published: February 17, 2014

The stage is almost set for yet another gold medal matchup after the U.S. women's hockey team blasted Sweden 6-1 in Monday's semifinal game. If Canada beats Switzerland as expected, the rivals will face of Thursday's championship game, according to USA TODAY Sports.

Last week, Canada defeated the USA 3-2, shifting the momentum and ending the American's four-game winning streak vs. Canada. The USA hasn't won gold since 1998, the year the sport debuted at the Winter Games. Canada has taken gold in the past three Olympics, while the Americans have gone home with two silvers (2002, 2010) and a bronze (2006).

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