Offensive outburst paces Finland

Without two key offensive members, Finns light up the scoreboard in their opener

Updated: February 13, 2014, 10:01 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- Well, if Austria can give up eight goals on 52 shots to Finland, let your mind wander to what's up next with Team Canada as the opposition for Austria on Friday night.

This Finnish team was expected to struggle offensively in this tournament after losing key players Mikko Koivu and Valtteri Filppula to injury. Even when Finland is healthy, goals are hard to come by at the Olympics. They win medals in Olympic hockey (one silver and two bronze since '98) based on strong goaltending, ...

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