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USA v Finland: Americans humbled as Finland win 5-0 to claim men’s ice hockey bronze at Sochi 2014


USA v Finland: Americans humbled as Finland win 5-0 to claim men's ice hockey bronze at Sochi 2014


Hand up if you won a medal: Teemu Selanne celebrates with the rest of the victorious Finland side Photo: AP




Finland’s men’s ice hockey team secured Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics bronze in
emphatic fashion on Saturday as they thumped the United States 5-0 at the
Bolshoy Ice Dome.

After an evenly-matched first period in which Patrick Kane’s penalty shot for
the US was missed, the Finns opened the scoring in the second minute of the
second period as 43-year-old captain Teemu Selanne slotted in across
Jonathan Quick.

The lead was extended just 11 seconds later, with Jussi Jokinen receiving the
puck from Jori Lehtera and firing past Quick, before Kane experienced more
penalty shot woe in the seventh minute of the session as his attempt hit the
post.

Certainly it did not appear to be the Americans’ day – something that was left
in no doubt by the action in the third period.

Juuso Hietanen made it 3-0 in the seventh minute by sending an effort from
distance through a crowd of players and into the net.

Finland then wrapped things up with two power play goals, Selanne being on
hand to put away his second goal of the game from Mikael Granlund’s pass in
the 10th minute, and Olli Maatta smashing in number five in the 14th.


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USA v Finland: Americans humbled as Finland win 5-0 to claim men’s ice hockey bronze at Sochi 2014

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