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Russia Advances To Quarterfinals After Controversial Game
Japanese goaltender Nana Fujimoto making one of 36 saves in today's game against Russia. (Photo by Mark Humphrey/The Associated Press)

Russia Advances To Quarterfinals After Controversial Game

After their second win in these Olympics, it’s pretty obvious the Russian women’s team is using their home-team position to their advantage. Some may argue that playing on home ice is not necessarily an advantage, but the Russian women seem to be feeding off the crowd’s energy, turning home ice into their best playing stage.

The team beat Japan 2-1 in an extremely controversial game. Why was it controversial you ask? I’ll explain later in the article. (Now you have to keep reading, see what I did there?).

Russia had a few advantages going into this morning’s game. The Japanese players are smaller than the Russians, meaning they can’t match the team’s physicality. Their confidence was up after winning their first game against Germany, who was

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Rebecca Gilchrist

After 21 years of the emotional roller coaster that is being a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, I've now decided to write about them. Wish me luck.
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