Skip to comments.Finland beats US hockey 5-0
Posted on 02/22/2014 2:34:45 PM PST by armydawg505
SOCHI, Russia -- Teemu Selanne led his team around the ice, with a bronze medal draped around his neck, after he finished off his sixth Olympics with a sweet victory.
If the Finnish Flash is retiring and hanging up his skates after the NHL season, he picked a pretty good way to go out on the world's stage.
The final game at the Olympics turned out well for Finland's Teemu Selanne, who will go out on a high note, writes Pierre LeBrun. Story
Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 27-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games.
The 43-year-old, smooth-skating forward with a lightning-quick shot and Jussi Jokinen scored 11 seconds apart early in pivotal second period.
Selanne and his teammates were not finished, scoring three goals in the third against a team that looked like it would rather be at home.
"It was just something special," Selanne said. "I'm so proud."
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A U.S. Team consisting of college players certainly could not have done worse.
I remember standing in a gas station talking to a friend who was working there as the “Miracle On Ice” unfolded. We were laughing, crying, jumping up and down holding on to each other....
Was Quick in the net?
We only have a chance to medal using pro players since all the other top hockey countries use pro players. There’s no chance we’d sneak up on anyone the way we did back in 1980 with a brilliant coach (Herb Brooks) that didn’t already have an NHL job.
I’m all for using college players if the NHL refuses to let it’s players go to Korea. Let them take their chances against the Russian KHL players.
First america’s hat does us. Now the fins. Oh the horror......
It looks like Barry won’t be adding a big hockey win to his legacy. I guess he’ll have to celebrate something else “magical” that he’s done.
The U,S, fielded an excellent hockey team. The NCAA college program is probably the best development system in the world and the growth in American hockey calibre is noticeable. The USA was only interested in beating Canada. This is a rivalry that has been brewing since the Vancouver Games. Unfortunately the USA was outcoached and ran into a very hot goaltender.After losing to Canada the players were a little down and the Finns are very good. Americans should be very proud of these athletes. They represented their country well and generated great excitement internationally right up to the team Canada game.
c’mon a little respect please, after all it is our game
Excellent point, the lack of physical contact was noticeable giving the game the feel of an all star game.
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