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Sochi Olympics Day 13: Locals to Watch

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    Gracie Gold and Megan Bozek go for the gold Thursday.

    9 a.m.: No American women were in the top three at the end of the ladies’ short program Wednesday at the Olympics, but that doesn't mean the U.S. can't walk away with a medal.

    Chicago's Gracie Gold leads the way with a fourth-place finish as Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds went six-seven in the first portion of the event. Gold -– and to a lesser sense, Wagner -– are sitting within striking distance of the podium. Watch live on the NBC Sports Network or stream it live here.

    11 a.m.: Nobody's surprised that the USA and Canada will square off against each other for gold on Thursday. But whoever ends up standing tallest on the podium is anyone's guess.

    After losing to Canada in the preliminary round, the United States women's hockey team gathered for a film session that was lengthier and more pointed than any previous one the players could remember.

    "Whenever film sessions run 30 minutes or longer, it's not the happiest moment," U.S. forward Monique Lamoureux said Wednesday after the team's last full practice before a rematch against Canada in the gold medal game. "I got called out, and a lot of people did. We took it to heart. After that, we felt a lot better because we know we can do better and we will do better."

    Buffalo Grove's Megan Bozek and Kendall Coyne of Palos Heights will compete on the U.S. team.

    Will they have enough to overcome their rivals and greatest nemesis? Watch the game live on NBC 5 or stream it live here.