SOCHI, Russia -- Finland got a bit more of a challenge than it expected in its Olympic hockey opener against Austria on Thursday, giving up a goal 36 seconds into the game and trailing twice in the first period before pulling away to an 8-4 victory at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
The Finns got a small scare when their captain, 43-year-old Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne, left the game after the first period because of what a team official called an upper-body injury. Selanne, playing in his sixth Olympics, received massage treatment on his neck while sitting on the bench
during the first period.
“Maybe he had the bad pillow,” suggested Finland and Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen,...