Two Boston Bruins had major impacts on the Olympic hockey tournament Wednesday.
Goalie Tuukka Rask stopped 37 shots as Finland eliminated host country Russia, 3-1. Afterward, NBC asked a sweaty Rask what the emotion was in his crease immediately following the win.
“I couldn’t yell or speak,” said Rask. “I was gassed, I had just made a save. I was pretty happy.”
Teemu Selanne, Juhamatti Aaltonen, and Mikael Granlund had goals for Finland in the win.
Earlier in the day, Bruins forward Loui Eriksson led Sweden to a 5-0 win over Slovenia. Eriksson had a goal (below) and an assist.
Later on Wednesday. David Krejci and his Czech Republic teammates fell to the United States, 5-2, while Patrice Bergeron and Canada defeated Latvia, 2-1. Bergeron had four shots for Canada. Krejci took one shot.