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Tuukka Rask to represent Finland in Sochi Olympics

Posted By DJ Bean On January 7, 2014 @ 8:31 am In General | 2 Comments

Finland announced its roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, with Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask [1] among the three goaltenders selected.

Rask will be part of a strong goaltending group for Finland, who is also sending Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi. All three goalies are in the NHL [2]‘s top 25 in save percentage, led by Rask, whose .934 clip is third in the league. Rask is also tied for the NHL [3] lead with four shutouts this season.

Predators netminder Pekka Rinne is not on the team as he recovers from hip surgery. The roster is as follows:

Goalie: Kari Lehtonen, Antti Niemi, Tuukka Rask [4]

Defense: Lasse Kukkonen, Juuso Hietanen, Sami Lepisto, Olli Maatta, Sami Salo, Kimmo Timonen, Ossi Vaananen, Sami Vatanen

Forward: Juhamatti Aaltonen, Aleksander Barkov, Valtteri Filppula, Mikael Granlund, Jussi Jokinen, Olli Jokinen, Mikko Koivu, Leo Komarov, Petri Kontiola, Lauri Korpikoski, Jori Lehtera, Antti Pihlstrom, Tuomo Ruutu, Teemu Selanne

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