ESPN- Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory Wednesday, putting a stunning end to the Russians’ enormous expectations at home. Teemu Selanne scored an early goal and Tuukka Rask made 37 saves as Finland crushed the Russians’ dreams of winning hockey gold medals in front of their own fans. Russian teams have won eight gold medals in hockey, but none in the last 22 years. Selanne and Mikael Granlund each had a goal and an assist for the steady Finns, who overcame an early deficit and silenced the Bolshoy Ice Dome with two goals in the first period. Despite its roster of high-priced offensive stars, Russia couldn’t score in the final 52 minutes after Ilya Kovalchuk’s early power-play goal.
Suck on those nuts Putin, you shirtless, gun shooting, bear killing, marsupial faced cork soaker! So much about these Olympics has been fucked up from the water, bathrooms, snow courses, and I’m sure at least 70% of that 51 billion spent on these games didn’t go anywhere near the fucking sports. But the one thing Russia could almost guarantee was a gold in hockey. Not this year, not while Oshie is awake. Go smoke your cheap cigarettes, pound your vodka and beat your wives Ruskies, your dreams are over!
-Proud American even though Finland knocked them out, Jesse