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Russia to start Varlamov against Finland

Feb 19, 2014, 1:16 AM EST

It appears Semyon Varlamov will be between the pipes for Russia against Finland in the quarter-final of the men’s Olympic hockey competition in Sochi.

Varlamov’s last game came in the preliminary round – a 1-0 shutout victory in the shootout against Slovakia.

To this point in the tournament, Russia has alternated between Varlamov and Sergei Bobrovsky, who also recorded the shutout victory against underdog Norway in the qualification round.

  1. blomfeld - Feb 19, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Interesting decision ?

    yeah … and so is beating up your girlfriend !

  2. aaron276 - Feb 19, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    So how does this relate to Dustin Brown?

  3. anthj99 - Feb 19, 2014 at 2:27 AM

    Shocking. They’re starting a capable goalie and saving a more capable goalie for tougher opponents in the later rounds.

  4. slickvb82 - Feb 19, 2014 at 2:56 AM

    I hope this bites them in the ass, Varlamov has been great, but also shaky at times.

    USA!!!

  5. crazemastercraze - Feb 19, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    How’s that decision working out for ya?

  6. patshal - Feb 19, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Varlamov is the right choice. His flexibility cannot be compared to Mr. B!!!!

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