Finland Defeats USA for Bronze Medal in Olympic Hockey

Posted Saturday February 22, 2014 3:10 PM GMT

Breaking the hearts of American hockey lovers across the nation, Finland's hockey team took down team USA at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday (February 22), thereby shattering hopes of an American Olympic men's hockey medal.

The showdown took place at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, and Finland team captain Teemu Selanne scored two goals, as Tuukka Rask forced a 26-save shutout, helping Finland beat the United States 5-0.

An impressive six-time Olympian, 43-year-old Teemu Selanne and teammate Jussi Jokinen scored 11 seconds apart from one another early in the second period, and the nation of Finland itself has taken home four medals in the last five Olympics, more than any other nation in the NHL era.

In related, and more uplifting news, the American women's hockey team won the silver medal on Thursday, losing the gold medal to Canada, in an utterly "devastating" match.

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