Capitals defenseman John Carlson played a strong game, but it was not enough to give Team USA a win over Canada. He'll go for a bronze medal on Saturday.
Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men's hockey tournament.
With Paul Martin sidelined by a hand injury, Capitals defenseman John Carlson is expected to see heavy minutes against Canada.
Nicklas Backstrom recorded a key assist to lift Sweden to a win over Finland and a berth in Sunday's gold medal game.
Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal late in the second and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots, lifting Sweden over Finland 2-1 on Friday and into the gold-medal game at the Sochi Olympics.