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No medal for the U.S. men in hockey

Updated: 02/23/2014 12:09 AM
Created: 02/22/2014 9:48 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The U.S. men's hockey team will leave Sochi without a medal after a somewhat uninspiring performance against Finland.
    
Teemu Selanne and Tuukka Rask stopped 27 shots as the Finns blanked the Americans 5-0. Finland outscored the Yanks 3-0 in the final period while allowing just five shots on goal.
    
The Americans were blanked in their last two games and failed to score in their final 137-plus minutes.
    
Finland has won four medals in the last five Olympics, more than any other nation in the NHL era.

In other Olympic News:
    
- Ted Ligety failed to medal in the men's slalom race. After finishing sixth in the first run he did not finish the second. Mario Matt of Austria won the gold to become the oldest Alpine champion in Olympic history. The best American finish was 13th by Nolan Kasper of Warren, Vt.
    
- A former American won the gold in the men's parallel slalom for Russia. The man in question is Vic Wild, who hails from White Salmon, Washington. The 27-year-old left the U.S. for Russia because he didn't feel American officials gave enough support to his event. In Russia he found the support he wanted, as well as a wife, and now has a gold. His win came just 10 minutes after his Russian wife won the bronze in the women's version of the event.
    
- Host Russia has taken the lead in the medals count with 29, 11 gold, 10 silver and eight bronze. The U.S. is two back with nine gold, seven silver and 11 bronze.



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