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Finland had more than enough offensive talent to overcome its slow start against Austria, even with Teemu Selanne back in the dressing room. Robert Newhouse Cowboys Jersey . Jarkko Immonen and Mikael Granlund scored two goals apiece as Finland opened preliminary-round Olympic play with an 8-4 victory over Austria on Thursday. Jussi Jokinen and Petri Kontiola each had a goal and an assist for the Finns, who put 52 shots on beleaguered Austria goalie Bernhard Starkbaum despite playing the final two periods without Selanne, their captain and the leading scorer in Olympic history. The 43-year-old "Finnish Flash" had an assist in the first period of his record-equaling sixth Olympics before sitting out with an upper-body injury. Selanne should be fine for the Finns next game, team spokesman Janne Lahti said. "Hes an old man, so he needs some rest, more than the other guys," Kontiola said. Sami Lepisto and Olli Maatta also scored for Finland, which has never lost to Austria at the Olympics. Granlund had a three-point game and defenceman Sami Vatanen had three assists in their Olympic debuts. Selanne got just eight shifts before apparently having problems with his neck or shoulders. Finlands trainers massaged Selanne on the bench late in the first period, and he didnt return from the first break. "Maybe he got the bad pillow!" said Sami Vatanen, Selannes teammate with the Anaheim Ducks. Even with Selanne ailing, Finland took control with two goals in 8 seconds during the final minute of the first before taking a four-goal lead in the second. "Its tough to see him get injured, but hell be OK," Olli Jokinen said of Selanne. "Hes a big part of this team, and hes our leader. Its never easy when you lose a guy like him." Finns recover The Finns also survived a shaky Olympic debut from Tuukka Rask, the vaunted Boston Bruins goalie who yielded four goals on just 20 shots. "The first goal, everybody was caught sleeping there," Rask said. "After that second goal, everybody kind of woke up and got back to playing again." Michael Grabner had three goals in his Olympic debut for Austria. The New York Islanders forward scored 36 seconds into the first period, and Austria had two early leads before Finland took control. "In case we didnt know what we were up against, we got a reality check," Austrian forward Thomas Vanek said. "Youve got to play a certain way, and I think we didnt do it. Our goalie needs to be our best player, and we need to help him more." Finland is the most consistently successful Olympic nation of the NHL era while winning medals in four of the last five Olympics overall. The Finns have a solid shot at medals again despite placement in Canadas preliminary-round group, and an eight-goal performance in their opener will help their cause. Austria, which qualified for its first Olympics since 2002, surprised the Finns in the opening minute when Grabner converted a cross-ice pass from Michael Raffl. Granlund got Finlands first goal on a play set up by Selanne, who took Vatanens outlet pass and fed Granlund while screening Starkbaum. Austria went back ahead when Thomas Hundertpfunds shot from behind the net went off Maattas skate in front and beat Rask, but Lepisto equalized 2:04 later. Maatta put the Finns ahead with a vicious slap shot from the blue line with 35 seconds left in the first period and Immonen scored 8 seconds later. Six Austrians are back from their Salt Lake City team along with the Olympic debuts of Grabner and Vanek, his Islanders teammate. Grabner added two goals in the third period for his hat trick. "I like the big ice, and I just tried to get into open space for my teammates," Grabner said. "Against a good team like Finland, its tough to come back." Roger Staubach Jersey . 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Asked to describe his outing, in which he allowed two runs despite giving up seven hits, walking four and hitting a batter, Wilson used the word "arduous." Angels manager Mike Scioscia agreed with his pitcher. "It was a tough night for C.J.," he said. "Grind is the right word, but he got some key outs with guys in scoring position. They had baserunners the whole night, it seemed. He had to work really hard." Wilson (12-6) recorded his eighth win in his last 11 decisions. The left-hander hasnt lost since July 5. Ubaldo Jimenez (8-7) allowed three runs in 6 1-3 innings for the reeling Indians, who committed a season-high four errors and trail Detroit by eight games in the American League Central. Cleveland began its seven-game homestand three games out of first, but was swept in four games by the Tigers and has dropped the first two to the Angels, who came into town with a four-game losing streak. "This is a game where how you handle frustration goes so far in how your season is defined, and were going to find out," Indians manager Terry Francona said. Mike Trout drew an eighth-inning walk and has reached base in 40 consecutive games. The Angels didnt exactly knock the cover off the ball. Three of their runs scored on sacrifice flies, two others came on an RBI fielders choice and another scored on a throwing error. "In a game where we didnt really drive the ball, we did a really good job of situational hitting," Scioscia said. "Every chance we had to either get a runner over or score him, we pretty much did so." The Angels, who scored five times in the first inning in Fridays win, saw that momentum carry over. Sacrifice flies by J.B. Shuck and Kole Calhoun broke a 1-all tie in a rally that was aided by Jimenezs throwing error. After Chris Iannetta drew a leadoff walk, Grant Green bunted to the left of the mound. Instead of letting third baseman Mike Aviles make the play, Jimenez fielded the ball and uncorked a wild heave that was several feet over the head of first baseman Nick Swisher. The ball landed on the track well beyond the bag and bounced into the stands, allowing the runners to take second and third. Schucks fly ball scored Iannetta and moved Green tto third before Calhouns fly made it 3-1. Dez Bryant Cowboys Jersey. Michael Bourns RBI single in the sixth cut the lead to one, but the Indians defence imploded in the eighth. Errors by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and second baseman Jason Kipnis, and a wild pitch by Bryan Shaw helped the Angels score four times. Shuck hit a sacrifice fly for his second RBI of the game, while Chris Nelson drove in a run with a single. Erik Aybar added an RBI fielders choice and another run scored on Kipnis wild throw home. Trout was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts and had an RBI fielders choice in the third. Wilson dodged trouble often enough before finally being chased in the sixth. Singles by Yan Gomes and Drew Stubbs put runners at first and second with one out. Bourns single scored Gomes, moved Stubbs to third and ended the night for Wilson, who threw 117 pitches. "I felt I pitched pretty well," Wilson said. "It was a battle to get ahead of guys. Theres no other way to characterize it." Michael Kohn retired Swisher on a popup and Buddy Boshers, making his major league debut, struck out Kipnis. Wilson is 3-1 with a 1.95 ERA in five outings against Cleveland since 2010. Hes also held opponents to two homers over his last 12 outings. Stubbs infield hit scored a run for the Indians in the second. Trout hit into a fielders choice with the bases loaded in the third, tying the game. Iannetta reached base four times on a single and three walks. Ernesto Frieri, who has been removed from the closers role, pitched the ninth. He came into the game having allowed 12 earned runs over 4 2-3 innings in his last seven appearances. NOTES: Former Indians OF Rocky Colavito, one of the most popular players in franchise history, threw out the first pitch. "This is my town," said Colavito, who played for the Indians from 1955-59 and again in 1965-67. "I love Cleveland. Its my favourite town in the world." Colavito, who hit 374 career home runs, including four in one game in 1959, has a strong opinion of players who take performance-enhancing drugs. "Theyre cheaters. They cheat. Its an unfair advantage," he said. ... Boshers was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake after 2B Howie Kendrick went on the 15-day DL with a hyperextended left knee. ... Scioscia said LHP Jason Vargas (blood clot in armpit) will throw a bullpen session Sunday and start Tuesday in New York if all goes well. ... The series ends Sunday, when RHP Jerome Williams (5-Cool starts for the Angels against RHP Justin Masterson (13-Cool. 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