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WATCH LIVE: Canada vs. Russia (2015 WHC Gold medal game)



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Russia will look to take home their second straight gold medal this afternoon when they faceoff against the Canadians in the gold medal game at the World Hockey Championship.

It’ll mark the first time in a decade that Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin face one another in international competition.

Canada cruised through the preliminary round with a perfect 7-0 record before beating Belarus 9-0 in the quarterfinals and the Czech Republic 2-0 in the semifinals to earn a berth in today’s final.

Russia finished the preliminary round third in the Group B standings. The defending champions beat Sweden 5-3 in the quarterfinals and shutout the Americans 4-0 on Saturday.

Puck drop this afternoon is at 2:45 p.m. ET. You can watch the game on NBCN and also by following NBC’s Live Stream via the link below: