Russians taunt Americans after eliminating them from World Juniors
Russians taunt Americans after beating them at World Juniors
By John Beattie, NESN
Russia eliminated Team USA from the World Junior Championships in the quarterfinals Thursday morning, and they didn't do it quietly.
The reigning gold-medal winners were sent packing after a 5-3 loss but, to make the loss even harder to swallow, the Russians weren't necessarily humble winners. After Pavel Buchnevich's empty-net goal sealed the win, he skated by the American bench and celebrated like he just won a gold medal, a Stanley Cup and the lottery all in one.
Buchnevich certainly wasn't alone in the excessive celebration department, as friend of NESN Peter Blackburn was able to snipe a GIF of a Russian coach making an obscene gesture at the American bench (warning: gesture is very obscene), which can be seen here.