It's a golden time for U.S., Canada

The game everyone wanted to see is finally here. Team USA and Team Canada will square off at 2:15 p.m. Dallas time on NBC for the gold medal.

Before you do anything else, be sure and read Pierre LeBrun's column on Brenden Morrow.

ESPN.com has you covered for the game, which includes a live chat and blogging throughout. LeBrun and Scott Burnside look at what gold would mean to both teams. Here are the keys to the game for the U.S. and Canada. One thing noted on the Canadian side is the leadership. The squad has nine NHL captains, including the Stars' Brenden Morrow.

Here's a column about some of the sacrifices families made to get their sons to the NHL and, consequently, to the Olympics. And finally, another preview on the game itself.