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Tuukka Rask returns as goalie for Finland in hockey bronze medal game against US

Tuukka Rask returns to the ice for Olympic hockey bronze game
Tuukka Rask returns to the ice for Olympic hockey bronze game
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Olympic hockey fans will see the return of Finland’s top goalie. Tuukka Rask no longer has the flu and will be in the building on Saturday for the bronze medal game. The player was off the ice for previous matches battling illness, but it appears he has returned better than ever and ready to take on USA in Sochi for the bronze medal. According to NBC Olympics on Saturday, the return of Tuukka Rask is a big benefit for Finland.

USA was seriously hoping they would be playing against goalie Kari Lehtonen. While Lehtonen is a good goalie, he has limited experience in big games and offered USA an edge. Kari Lehtonen shouldn't be dismissed by any means as he ended up replacing Rask against Sweden and stopped 23 of 25 shots in the Finns’ 2-1 loss.

The hockey bronze medal game will have either USA or Finland being handed the medals at the end of the game. USA missed the chance to play the gold medal game after being crushed by Canada on Friday

Will USA win the bronze medal? Or does Tuukka Rask hold the key for Finland to win? The second to last Olympic hockey game gets underway on Saturday morning and fans will find out soon!