Julio Cortez Team Finland celebrates their 3-1 win over Russia in a men's quarterfinal ice hockey game.
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Jeers as Russia crash out of ice hockey tournament in Sochi

Finland stunned the hosts in Sochi this afternoon.

RUSSIA CRASHED OUT of the Olympic Games ice hockey tournament this afternoon, slumping to a 3-1 defeat to Finland in the quarter-finals.

It was a second successive Olympic Games loss at the last-eight stage for Russia who were booed off the Bolshoi Ice Palace rink by their shell-shocked fans.

Teemu Selanne and Juhamatti Aaltonen scored consecutive first period goals for Finland.

They took advantage of two slow-footed Russian defencemen to erase a one goal Russian lead and make it 2-1 for Finland. Mikael Granlund also scored for the Finns.

Finland also beat Russia 4-0 the last time they met in the Olympics, winning 4-0 at the 2006 Turin Games.

- © AFP, 2014

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