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by Paul on 02/22/14 at 03:51 PM ET
Finland 5, USA 0
SELANNE, RASK HELP FINLAND CAPTURE BRONZE MEDAL
Teemu Selanne (Anaheim Ducks) scored two goals – including the game-winner – and Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins) made 27 saves – and also denied two penalty shots – to lead Finland past the USA in the bronze-medal game.
With the victory, Finland became the only men’s hockey team to medal in four of the past five Olympic Winter Games (since 1998). It has captured one silver medal and three bronze medals in that span, failing to medal only in 2002.
SELANNE CAPS OLYMPIC CAREER
Teemu Selanne (Anaheim Ducks) capped his Olympic career by scoring two goals, including the game-winner, to power Finland to its fourth medal in the past five Olympic Winter Games. Selanne finished the tournament with 4-2—6, including two game-winning goals (also Feb. 19 vs. RUS), and a +3 rating in six games, adding to his record-setting Olympic totals (courtesy of TSN):
MOST POINTS, OLYMPIC CAREER
1. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 43
t-2. Vlastimil Bubnik* (CZE): 36
t-2. Valeri Kharlamov (USSR): 36
t-2. Harry Watson^ (CAN): 36
* played in early and modern era
^ played in early era only
MOST GOALS, MODERN OLYMPIC ERA (1956-2010)
t-1. Sven “Tumba” Johansson* (SWE): 25
t-1. Vladimir Zabrodsky* (CZE): 25
3. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 24
4. Vlastimil Bubnik (CZE): 22
* played in early and modern era
MOST ASSISTS, OLYMPIC CAREER
1. Valeri Kharlamov (USSR): 22
t-2. Vyacheslav Fetisov (USSR): 21
t-2. Saku Koivu (FIN): 21
t-4. Mats Naslund (SWE): 19
t-4. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 19
MOST OLYMPIC MEDALS, MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
t-1. Vladislav Tretiak (USSR): 4 (3G, S)
t-1. Igor Kravchuk (RUS): 4 (2G, S, B)
t-1. Jiri Holik (CZE): 4 (2S, 2B)
t-1. Saku Koivu (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)
t-1. Jere Lehtinen (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)
t-1. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)
t-1. Kimmo Timonen (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)
MOST OLYMPIC TOURNAMENTS PLAYED, MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
t-1. Raimo Helminen (FIN): 6
t-1. Teemu Selanne (FIN):6
MORE ABOUT SELANNE
* At 43 years and 234 days, Selanne became the oldest player to score in an Olympic game.
* He also became the oldest hockey medal winner, surpassing Igor Larionov’s record from Russia’s 2002 bronze-medal victory in Salt Lake City (41 years and 83 days).
SELANNE YEAR-BY-YEAR OLYMPIC BREAKDOWN
1992: 7-4—11 in 8 GP
1998: 4-6—10 in 5 GP
2002: 3-0—3 in 4 GP
2006: 6-5—11 in 8 GP [S]
2010: 0-2—2 in 6 GP
2014: 4-2—6 in 6 GP
Totals: 24-19—43 in 37 GP [S, 3B]
DID YOU KNOW?
USA forward Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) became the first player in Olympic history to attempt two penalty shots in one game. He also now has the most penalty-shot attempts by any player in Olympic history.
USA-CANADA SETS OVERNIGHT AND STREAMING RECORDS
* Friday’s USA-Canada semifinal posted a 3.4 overnight rating on NBCSN, a record for any hockey game on the network (topping last Saturday’s 3.3 overnight rating for the USA-Russia preliminary-round game).
* Friday’s “TV Everywhere” authenticated live stream of the USA-Canada semifinal generated more than 2.1 million unique users (2,122,447) – the most unique users ever for any NBC Sports Digital stream, topping NBC’s non-authenticated Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012 (2.105 million uniques).
* The 2.122 million unique users also is believed to be the largest “TV Everywhere” authenticated streaming audience in U.S. history.
* Friday marked the third consecutive day with a record-setting live streaming performance for NBC Sports Digital – Thursday’s USA-Canada women’s gold-medal game was the previous most-streamed authenticated game in the history of NBC Sports Digital and most-streamed Olympic event ever (1.2 million unique users on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app); Wednesday’s USA-Czech Republic men’s quarterfinal also was previously the most-streamed Olympic event ever (798,337 uniques).
* Friday’s USA-Canada semifinal also registered the highest online viewing audience ever for a CBC live event, with a (preliminary) average audience of more than 625,000 on CBC and Radio-Canada’s desktop and mobile devices combined. That beats the previous record of 325,000, set during the USA-Canada women’s gold-medal game.
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