Olympic Ice Hockey: FIN 6 - NOR 1


Day 3 of the olympic ice hockey tournament finished off two games from Group A. Canada destroyed Austria by a score of 6-0 with Jeff Carter getting a natural hat trick. At the same time Finland was doing some work as well. They finished off Norway by a score of 6-1. Finland now has a goal differential of +9 after wins of 8-4 and now 6-1. Finland and Canada will now play for the group on Sunday.

I’m very happy to say that Finland’s Teemu Selanne did play after suffering an upper body injury in their opening game. He also became the oldest player to score a goal in the Olympics at 43 years, 7 months and 11 days. He notched his 21st career Olympic goal in the first period. The offensive juggernaut that has become the Finnish offensive was supported by two goals from Lauri Korpikoski, a goal and two assists from Olli Maatta, a goal and an assist from Olli Jokinen and two assists from both Tuomo Ruutu and goaltender Kari Lehtonen. Lehtonen got the start today after Tuukka Rask allowed four goals to Austria. Kari allowed just one goal on 21 shots. He was not very busy, much like Rask against Austria, but Lehtonen simply played better when under pressure.

Shots on Goal:

NOR: 21

FIN: 39

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Tags: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Austria Canada Finland Jeff Carter Kari Lehtonen Lauri Korpikoski Norway Olli Jokinen Olli Maatta Teemu Selanne Tuomo Ruutu Tuukka Rask