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Finland men’s hockey team shuts out US to capture bronze in Sochi

Team USA's Zach Parise skates away as Finland celebrates their win in their men's ice hockey bronze medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games on Saturday.
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Team USA's Zach Parise skates away as Finland celebrates their win in their men's ice hockey bronze medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games on Saturday.
Posted Feb. 22, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.

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USA defenseman Ryan McDonagh (left) is defended by Finland forward Jori Lehtera during the first period of the men's Bronze medal hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Saturday. Finland defeated USA 5-0 to capture the bronze medal.
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USA defenseman Ryan McDonagh (left) is defended by Finland forward Jori Lehtera during the first period of the men's Bronze medal hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Saturday. Finland defeated USA 5-0 to capture the bronze medal.

SOCHI, Russia — Finland hammered the United States 5-0 at the Sochi Games on Saturday to win their second consecutive Olympic men’s ice hockey bronze medal.

The Finns made a quick start to the second period, getting goals 11 seconds apart from Teemu Selanne and Jussi Jokinen in the first 98 seconds.

Finland added to their lead in the third period with goals from Juuso Hietanen, and power-play tallies from Selanne and Olli Maatta. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for the shutout.

The Americans, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games, were awarded a penalty shot in both the first and second periods, but Patrick Kane missed both.

 

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