SOCHI SCENE: The hardware

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Associated Press

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Most Winter Olympic events end much like a horse race: Win, place, show. First, second, third. Gold, silver, bronze.

But in a few tournament-style events, like curling and hockey, silver medalists lose their last game while bronze medalists go home winners.

The U.S. hockey team can do that on Saturday night in a bronze medal game against Finland. Even though, as T.J. Oshie tweets, it's not the finale they imagined.

"Not the medal we wanted to be battling for but we can still take home some hardware. #USA," Oshie tweeted. See the tweet here: https://twitter.com/OSH74/status/436960241499271169

— By Oskar Garcia — Twitter http://twitter.com/oskargarcia

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Associated Press reporters are filing dispatches about happenings in and around Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games. Follow AP journalists covering the Olympics on Twitter: http://apne.ws/1c3WMiu

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