In Olympic finale, Noora Raty shuts out Russia to lead Finland to fifth place
Feb 18, 9:45am EST
SOCHI, Russia — Noora Raty stopped 18 shots in her Olympic finale and Michelle Karvinen scored twice to lead Finland to a 4-0 victory over Russia on Tuesday in the women's hockey fifth-place game.
Raty started with the Finnish national team when she was 15 and won two NCAA championships at Minnesota. She has said she will retire from the national team after the Sochi Games.
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Anna Prugova made 21 saves for Russia. The hosts had hoped the home-ice advantage would propel them to a spot in the medal round. But after finishing atop Group B, they lost to Switzerland in the quarterfinals.
Linda Valimaki and Rikka Valila scored 51 seconds apart to break a scoreless tie late in the first period. Karvinen's goals came 61 seconds apart in the third.