Getty ImagesSOCHI, Russia – Teemu Selanne thought Russia would be the end of his time with Finland’s national team. It was his on his mind before bed on the eve of the game, as it was when he woke up.
“It was kind of a weird feeling,” he said.
So he decided to delay the inevitable.
Selanne, making his 35th appearance in a Winter Olympics game, had a goal and an assist in Finland’s 3-1 elimination of Russia, scoring the eventual game-winner. Selanne, 43, broke an Olympic record for oldest player to score a goal – a record he set just days earlier.
“Nobody really believes in us,” he said. “They played four games in five nights and we tried to make that our advantage. I think that’s what happened. It’s a big day for us.”
Big day for Finland. Sad day for the host nation.
“To be honest, I am a little bit sad for them,” said Selanne of the Russians. “They had a big dream to win the gold medal here and it doesn’t work. It is kind of disappointing in many ways because that would be a great story. It isRead More »from Teemu Selanne laughs at the experts as Finland advances