Feb 19, 2014, 1:16 AM EDT
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 to start against Finland. Not really a surprise. If you are not a surprised kind of person generally.—
Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) February 19, 2014
Varlamov will start for Russia—
Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 19, 2014
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.
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