Finland 5, USA 0

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Finland 5, USA 0

Finland captain Teemu Selanne had the floor in the dressing room before the 2014 Sochi Olympics hockey tournament bronze-medal game Saturday. As he does each time he speaks, he demanded the attention of his teammates.

This was it for the 43-year-old Selanne, his last game for Finland's national team, nearly 26 years after he first put on the Suomi sweater. Finland lost its chance to win gold Friday in a one-goal defeat to Sweden. But the game Saturday was for a medal, and it was against the United States. Selanne wanted to make sure everyone in the dressing room knew how much it mattered to him, how much it should matter to them.

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
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