WATCH LIVE: Canada – Finland men’s hockey game has seeding implications

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Little will be on the line beyond pride in Russia – Japan in women’s hockey, but what would be an intriguing Canada vs. Finland match becomes fascinating when you consider the implications it will have on seeding in the men’s hockey tournament.

PHT has a detailed breakdown of what would happen if either team wins, including in overtime/shootout scenarios.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

Finland vs. Canada: 12 p.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

Long story short, the winner will clinch a spot in the quarterfinals while the loser could still gain one depending upon certain circumstances. (Again, more on that here.)

Carey Price will start while Patrick Sharp and Dan Hamhuis are in the lineup instead of Martin St. Louis and P.K. Subban, revealing how Canada may really feel about who fits best where. Finland ranks as the underdog, but are certainly no pushovers, with a respectable mix of solid forwards, competent defense and often-fantastic goaltending.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY

Russia vs. Japan: 12 p.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

Russia’s women’s team could give the crowd a “squash” match after two nail-biters for the men’s team in two days.