Expectations were monumentally high for Russia's hockey team at the Olympics, anything less than gold would be a disappointment. Anything less than a medal would be downright painful.
That pain was written all over the faces of Russians on Wednesday as their hockey team lost to Finland 3-1 in the quarterfinals in Sochi. (Photos via Getty Images.)
Russian fans watching in shadow of torch in Olympic Park just stunned pic.twitter.com/4XaDFno8Wt— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) February 19, 2014
The saddest guy in Russia pic.twitter.com/GtJomTXKzc— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 19, 2014
The players were hardly immune to the crushing looks.