-Tuukka Rask made 27 saves for Finland in a 5-0 shutout of Finland in the bronze medal match. Teemu Selanne scored two goals for Finland while teammate Jussi Jokinen added a goal and an assist. Olli Maatta scored a goal for Finland. Brooks Orpik had 15:27 of ice time for the United States.
-Highlights (so to speak):
-Bronze times for Finland:
-The United States heads home empty-handed:
-A couple of good looks at Maatta's goal:
-Maatta controlling the puck:
-Happy times for Jokinen:
-Happy times for Jokinen and teammate Sami Vatanen:
-Orpik got the drop on Finland's Tuomo Ruutu:
-Beaming times for Selanne:
-Happy times for Finland:
-Happy times for Finland. Not so much Quick:
-The handshake line:
-Finland's Jori Lehtera tried to navigate the United States defense:
-Finland's Kimmo Timonen didn't seem to care for Ryan McDonagh being on top of him:
-Selanne had a beef with this referee:
-Finland's Mikael Grandlund and the United States' David Backes squared off on this faceoff:
-A good look at the back of Rask's lid:
-The United States' Patrick Kane couldn't beat Rask here:
-Quick snagged this puck:
-Quick being stretchy:
-Quick had the wrong view of this puck:
-The United States' T.J. Oshie and Finland's Olli Jokinen battled for this puck:
-"We're dealing right now with the disappointment of not coming here and doing what we thought we could do. And that disappointment, that's not going to go away." - Dan Bylsma.
"Once they got those two goals, a lot of frustration set in for us. We started trying to beat guys one-on-one. We stopped playing that team game that got us to where we are." - United States captain/forward Zach Parise.
-"I wasn't good enough to help the team win a medal. Obviously, I was expected to do a lot more. When you come over here and put up zero goals and four assists in six games, it's not the numbers you want to see. Definitely disappointing." - United States forward Patrick Kane on failing to score on two penalty shots.
-"Twenty-six years ago I played my first national team game. I've been wearing this jersey with a lot of pride and love," he said. "And winning this last game like this was dream come true." - Selanne.
-"If there's one guy on the planet that I feel happy for, [despite] losing that game, I think it's him," Fowler said. "He's one of the best players to ever live and one of the greatest guys I've known. Happy for Teemu, he deserves it." - United States defenseman Cam Fowler on Selanne, his Ducks teammate.
-"Sometimes, I think we get a little bit confused. It's not about who scores the goals or who blocks the shots or who plays. It's about winning. It's about Canada. It's about hockey supremacy. We like to brag that it's our game? If you think it's your game, you better show it's your game." - Canada coach Mike Babcock. Canada faces Sweden in today's gold medal game.
-"I think we feel pressure. We know everybody is watching." - Sidney Crosby (right).
-“Canada always wants to have the puck, and they keep coming. That’s pretty much bottom line. Nowadays, they’re extremely well coached. They’ve got a good structure. And they have pretty much an all-star at every position on their team.” - Sweden captain/defenseman Niklas Kronwall.
-“Canadian officials in the finals, also the supervisor plus reserves. Comedy at the highest level. What a [expletive] joke.” - Swedish hockey legend Peter Forsberg on an all-North American crew of officials working today's game.
-Latvia forward Vitalijs Pavlovs was disqualified from the Olympics after he tested positive for a banned substance.
-"March is going to be crazy." - Marc-Andre Fleury on the Penguins playing 16 games next month.
-What moves can Ray Shero make at the trade deadline?
-Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers made 24 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 4-3 home shootout loss. Spencer Machacek scored two regulation goals for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has lost six consecutive games (0-3-3), the longest such slump under head coach John Hynes.
-Mike Condon made 23 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 3-1 win against the Elmira Jackals.
-Happy 56th birthday to former Penguins forward Mike Meeker. A second-round pick by the Penguins in 1978, Meeker's entire NHL career consisted of four games and no points with the 1978-79 Penguins. He was released from the organization in the 1982 offseason.
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-Yet another Olympics injury. Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin will be sidelined two to three weeks due to an ankle injury he sustained while playing for Russia.
-The Red Wings recalled forwards Tomas Jurco, Riley Sheahan and defenseman Gleason Fournier from Grand Rapids of the AHL.
-The Maple Leafs assigned forward Peter Holland to Toronto of the AHL.
-“I hope Sweden wins because I don't think [Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis] is going to play judging from what's happened and I don't think [Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo] is going to play. So I don't give a bleep right now because they're not playing. I just want them back here. I hope [Canucks forward Daniel Sedin] scores two goals and [Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler] gets three assists and Sweden wins so they come back feeling good about themselves because it's going to help us. That's all I'm concerned about right now.” - Canucks coach John Tortorella (right) on his rooting interests for today's gold medal game in the Olympics.
-Oscar Dansk made 26 saves for the Erie Otters in an 8-2 loss to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
-Terry Shafer made 18 saves for the Robert Morris mens' team in a 6-3 loss to Canisius.
-Matthew Skoff made 29 saves for the Penn State men's team which lost to Michigan, 5-2.
-Two goals by Nardo Nagtzaam led the Mercyhurst men's team past Niagara, 4-2.
-Jessica Dodds made 22 saves for the Robert Morris women's team in a 4-0 shutout of Penn State.
-Amanda Makela made 20 saves for the Mercyhurst women's team in a 2-2 tie with Lindenwood.
-Dakoda Menslage had a goal and an assist for the Johnstown Tomahawks who lost to the Wenatchee Wild 3-2.
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