Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Russian Olympic Hockey Team Eliminated

The Russian Olympic men's hockey team, representing the host country, will not be winning any medal in this year's games, having lost in the quarterfinals to Finland by a score of 3-1.  Finnish goaltender Tuukka Rask saved 37 Russian shots, allowing only an early goal by Ilya Kovalchuk.  His Russian counterpart Semyon Varlamov allowed 3 goals on just 15 shots before being pulled for Sergei Bobrovsky.  Finland's goals were scored by Juhamatti Aaltonen, Teemu Selanne and Mikael Granlund.

In another quarterfinals game, Sweden beat Slovenia 5-0.  As of this posting, the games between United States and the Czech Republic, and between Canada and Latvia are still being played.

Read the story at CBS Sports and ESPN.

UPDATE: Also from CBS Sports, the United States defeats the Czech Republic 5-2 and Canada beats Latvia 2-1.

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