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Winter Olympics: Jeers as Russian men crash out of ice hockey

Published on Feb 19, 2014 11:29 PM
Russia's Alexander Ovechkin (left) and Anton Belov react after their loss to Finland during their men's quarter-finals ice hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb 19, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SOCHI (AFP) - Russia crashed out of the Olympic Games men's ice hockey tournament on Wednesday, slumping to a 3-1 defeat to Finland in the quarter-finals.

It was a second successive Olympic Games loss at the last-eight stage for Russia, who were booed off the Bolshoi Ice Palace rink by their shell-shocked fans.

Teemu Selanne and Juhamatti Aaltonen scored consecutive first period goals for Finland.

They took advantage of two slow-footed Russian defencemen to erase a one goal Russian lead and make it 2-1 for Finland. Mikael Granlund also scored for the Finns.

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