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Finland celebrates after defeating 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Russia Knocked Out Of Olympic Hockey By Finns, 3-1

Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory Wednesday, putting a stunning end to the Russians’ enormous expectations at home.

02/19/2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: T.J. Oshie #74 of the United States celebrates after scoring on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski #72 of Russia to win the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Instant Classic: Oshie’s Epic Shootout Lifts U.S. Over Russia

T.J. Oshie brainstormed while he skated to center ice, desperately trying to come up with one last move to end an epic shootout. He had already taken five shots at Sergei Bobrovsky, and the Russians were still even.

02/15/2014

(L-R) P.K. Subban #76 and John Tavares #91 of Team Canada practice on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Arena on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: John Tavares, Islanders’ Olympians Looking Forward

John Tavares knows a thing or two about playing on the international stage. The 23-year-old native of Mississauga, Ontario has represented Canada in seven tournaments since 2006 and has put together an impressive portfolio.

02/12/2014

A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the hockey will take place in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Schwartz: The NHL Should Pull The Plug On The Olympics

It’s only been a few days, but I miss the NHL. And I think if you canvas fans around the league, they would prefer to not have to wait three weeks to watch games on television or go to games in person.

02/12/2014