2010 Winter Olympics Men’s Hockey: Bronze Medal Finnish

Posted: 28th February 2010 by Matt Hutter in NHL
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At one point during Saturday's bronze medal game between Team Slovakia and Team Finland, it appeared that the terrible game the latter played against Team USA was about to hurt worse than it already did. Entering the third period, Slovakia looked to be well on their way to winning a medal for the first time in team history as they had a deceptively comfortable 3-1 lead over the Finns. However, the long-dormant tenacity of the Finns awoke in the third period and sparked the biggest comeback of this year's Winter Olympic Games. á Recap The first period began with the kind of muted enthusiasm one would expect from two teams that had just come off hope-shattering losses the day before. Finland's monumental meltdown against Team USA on Friday was still a fresh and bitter defeat and Slova ...

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