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Goals. The U.S. needs them. Norway seems to give them away like free candy, based on its game against the Canadians.

A few things to watch for in Thursday's Olympic men's preliminary game between the U.S. and Norway. The top line of Patrick Kane/Paul Stastny/Zach Parise needs to get rolling for the U.S. after having pretty much one good shift in its win over Switzerland. The U.S. defense needs to cut down on the number of odd-man rushes it surrendered against the Swiss.

As for the Norge, watch for starting goalie Pal Grotnes, who had a very strong first period against Canada before it remembered it was Canada.

The game begins at 3 p.m. EST/noon PST. Please join yours truly and the usual gang of knuckleheads from Yahoo! Sports' Puck Daddy hockey blog and Fourth-Place Medal Olympic blog for complete coverage. Tell a friend, and as always, bring the funny.

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