Sochi Olympics hockey: Russia pulls Semyon Varlamov afer three goals

Feb 16, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Russia goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov (1) makes a save against Slovakia in a men’s preliminary round ice hockey game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

In the quarterfinal of the men’s hockey tournament in the 2014 Winter Olympics, Russia made a risky move of going with Semyon Varlamov over Sergei Bobrovsky against Finland. Unfortunately for the host nation, it hasn’t worked out.

After facing just fifteen shots, Varlamov had given up three goals and left the Russians with a two-goal deficit to overcome entering the final period.

Russia decided to pull Varlamov in favor of Bobrovsky in the second period as they watched their medal hopes begin to slip away.

If Russia is unable to come back in the game, it will be one of the most disappointing outings in a Winter Olympics tournament.

Now would be a great time for Russia to finally get some production out of Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the Sochi Olympics, for the latest news, results and updates for the Winter Games.

Topics: 2014 Winter Olympics, Men's Hockey, Sochi Olympics

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