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Olympic hockey bronze medal goes to Finland; Tuukka Rask stops USA (photos)

Finland during United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Game on Day 15
Finland during United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Game on Day 15
Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

USA hockey fans have to be tearing up about now. America was pounded on Saturday morning when they hit the ice. After a final score of 5-0 at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in the bronze medal game, country of Finland celebrated after they watched their team destroy the USA in a very systematic way. According to NBC Sports on Saturday, Finland broke out early with two goals in the second.

If there was a player who deserves most the credit for Finland it would be goalie Tuukka Rask. Back in the game after missing Saturday’s semifinal loss to Sweden with illness, he stopped all 27 shots faced for his first shutout of these Olympics. Shot after shot he kept the puck out of the net and was tougher than a brick wall.

USA never seemed to get a grasp on the game. Still dealing with the huge loss to Canada on Friday, it seemed that the team just showed up for work instead of moving the sticks to score. In the end it will be Finland who will stand on the podium.

Olympic hockey has been full of upsets at the Sochi Olympics. The Russians were taken out by Sweden in a surprise upset and now USA won’t even be bringing home a medal after a tough game.

Who will win the Olympic gold medal game between Canada and Sweden? After watching the USA game, viewers are sure it will be far more entertaining than the game seen on Saturday.