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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-02-19

Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic men's hockey tournament Wednesday, putting a stunning end to the Russian dreams of winning hockey gold medals in front of their own fans.

Instead, Russia’s star-laden team lost, 3-1, to exit the tournament without a medal of any kind.

Teemu Selanne scored an early goal and Tuukka Rask, the Finnish goalie, made 37 saves as Finland crushed the Russians' enormous expectations at home.

Russian teams have won eight gold medals in hockey, but none in the last 22 years. Selanne and Mikael Granlund each had a goal and an assist for the steady Finns, who overcame an early deficit and silenced the Bolshoy Ice Dome with two goals in the first period.

Russia briefly led following Ilya Kovalchuk's power-play goal after eight minutes. Despite its roster of high-priced offensive stars, Russia couldn't score in the final 52 minutes.

In the first quarter-final, Sweden scored four goals in the third period as it crushed Slovenia, 5-0.

(FRANCE 24 with AP)

 

Date created : 2014-02-19

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