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Tuukka, Teemu and the Finns have shown OV8 and company the door.

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Czechmates- David Krejci and Tomáš  Kaberle are relieved after Team Slovakia's elimination
Czechmates- David Krejci and Tomáš Kaberle are relieved after Team Slovakia's elimination
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In Bruins news...

  • It was Tuukka Rask and the Finns for the win. Russia never quite hit stride. After his opening tally, Alex Ovechkin failed to score on 23 shots. Selanne called it, saying "... in one game, I like our chances against anybody." [TheNewYorkTimes]
  • Henrik Lundqvist locked down for the shutout as Loui Eriksson tallied the final goal to lift Team Sweden over Anze Kopitar and Team Slovenia. [SanFranciscoChronicle]
  • Plucky Team Latvia and former Bruin Kaspars Daugavins continue to be the little engine that could behind coach Ted Nolan. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • David Krejci, Jaromir Jagr, and Team Czech Republic eliminated Zdeno Chara and Team Slovakia, surviving an intense third period in which Marian Hossa and Chara nearly willed their team back to tie after being down 4-0. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Parting shot... Zdeno Chara shoots the stick out of the grip of Ondrej Pavelec. (Video, 0:06) [YouTube]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Hear this fresh podcast featuring our own sarah_connors, touching on women's hockey, Noora Räty's retirement, and foreign biker movies. What's not to love? [DameMisconduct]
  • Unable to speak out to help humans at Sochi, David Backes ' Athletes for Animals is trying to at least help man's best friends. [TheSportingNews]
  • Hey, would you read this if there were naked pictures of Team USA women in it? [TheOnion]
  • For love of the game, there was a Canada/USA pickup street hockey game in Sochi, complete with tiebreaker 4-on-4 action. [Grantland]
  • You had me at "I have Bruins tickets!" Here are the NHLers on Tinder. [TheRoyalHalf]
  • Have compassion, please, for the anxious Canadian hockey fan. [SBNation]