Next chapter in US-Canada hockey rivalry lands in Sochi, with Olympic final berth on the line

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United States forward T.J. Oshie (74) congratulates United States goalie Jonathan Quick (37) after defeating Russia 3-2 in a shootout in a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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Canada has stayed in the tournament with timely scoring from its defense while 10 of its 14 forwards haven't scored goals at all — including John Tavares, who's out for the Olympics with a leg injury.

When Bylsma was asked how to fix Crosby's game, he was blunt: "I haven't seen Sidney Crosby in 12 days. ... I'm not fixing anything."

Canada defenseman Drew Doughty and forward Jeff Carter say they have no particular insight about how to score on Quick, their Los Angeles Kings teammate.

Although if the big rivalry game goes to a shootout, Doughty said he would love to try.

"We want those bragging rights for the rest of the season," said Doughty, who has four goals in Sochi. "For the rest of your life, really. ... I want to beat them so badly. We're big rivals, us and the U.S., especially after our last Olympics. It's going to be a lot of fun."

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