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Who and what to watch in bronze-medal game between Canada and Russia

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UFA, Russia - A quick look at Saturday's bronze-medal game between Canada and Russia at the world junior men's hockey championship:

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Canada

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ? Held off the scoresheet in semifinal loss, Canada's captain needs to create scoring chances on top forward line.

Jonathan Drouin ? A chance for 17-year-old forward to further raise his stock for the NHL draft.

Boone Jenner ? A three-game suspension to start the tournament makes him the Canadian with the freshest legs.

Russia

Nikita Kucherov ? Forward for the QMJHL's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies leads Russians in scoring.

Nail Yakupov ? Has been guilty of trying to do too much on his own. Time to start distributing the puck.

Andrei Makarov ? In his second season with Saskatoon Blades, knows North American shooters well.

KEYS TO THE GAME

Russia ? Russia has relied too much on individual talent this tournament. Desire to win a medal on their home turf should bring them together.

Canada ? Russia may feel emotionally drained after seeing their chance for gold die in a 3-2 shootout loss to Swedes. If so, Canada needs to exploit that and play with a desperation lacking in their semifinal loss to the U.S.

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