Tuukka Rask, Loui Eriksson lead teams at Olympics


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.


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