There are only a few months left in Teemu Selanne’s professional hockey career. We do not know if it will end with a second Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks, but Selanne personally helped ensure that his Olympic career ended with a fourth medal.
Coming off a 2-1 loss to Sweden in the semifinal game on Friday, the 43-year old Selanne scored twice in Finland’s 5-0 rout of the U.S. to win bronze in Sochi.
Since the NHL began sending its playing to the Olympics in 1998, Finland is the only country to win four medals. The trophy case at the home of the “Finnish Flash” features a silver medal, and now three bronze.
“To bounce back from that huge disappointment from last night, I’m so proud of my guys," Selanne said. "We knew we could play our best game of the tournament tonight and we did."
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