February 19, 2014 1:52 PM

Carrying hopes of a nation, Russia makes unexpected hockey exit

A hockey team loses. A nation mourns, curses and cries. The Russia’s men’s hockey team suffered a 3-1 loss to Finland on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Winter Olympics tournament, eliminating the host country from medal contention. For some Russians, these Winter Games were about nothing but hockey.

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