The Carolina Hurricanes Olympians continued to fall today as the quarterfinals of the Sochi tournament took place today. Here are how the representatives did.
After prediections of medal finishes as high as gold and the confidence of an entire nation, Team Russia and Semin won’t even compete for a bronze medal after losing to Finland, 3-1 today.
Russia took a 1-0 lead to start the game, but three unanswered goals by Finland led the team to a win. Semin did not record a point, but had four shots.
This ends a mediocre-at-best tournament for the winger. Semin had one assist through five games and couldn’t provide the scoring Russia needed at times.
While Semin’s tournament ends in frustration and disapointment, Ruutu’s continues, and Finland has set itself up to compete for a medal.
Ruutu did not record a point in this one, the first time this tournament, ending a three-game point streak and did not record a shot either.
Finland moves onto the semifinals to take on rival Sweden, which beat Slovenia 5-0 earlier today. The game should be a great matchup and getting excited for this one won’t be difficult for anybody.
But Finland will need the scoring it saw from Ruutu in the first three games to help defeat the Swedes.
America won yet again sending the team to a semifinal matchup with Canada on Friday. Faulk was again kept out of the lineup and will likely be held out unless if the team suffers an injury.