Russia Ousted by Finland in Quarter-Finals

Anton Belov #77 of Russia leaves the ice after Finland defeated Russia 3-1 during the Men’s Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With expectations higher than Soyuz rocket capabilities, the Russians faltered in a devastating 3-1 loss to Finland in the men’s Olympic hockey quarter-finals Wednesday.

Alexander Ovechkin was the only Russian player to speak to reporters after the game.

“We try, we fight, we play to the end, but we lost … it’s bad,” he said, as per TSN.

A little later, the coach spoke.

Read the rest at Hooked on Hockey Magazine.

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