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Tuukka Rask, Loui Eriksson lead teams at Olympics

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  February 19, 2014 09:43 AM

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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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