Saturday, February 15, 2014

USA Beats Russia In Epic Hockey Game

It took overtime and an eight-round shootout, but the United States Olympic hockey team defeated the Russian team on its home ice in Sochi, the final score officially being 3-2.  The teams were tied at 2 at the end of regulation, and did not score in the 5-minute sudden-death overtime period.  The USA won the shootout 4-3, with T. J. Oshie (who plays for the NHL St. Louis Blues) collecting all 4 American goals.  For the Russians, Ilya Kovalchuk scored 2 goals and Pavel Datsyuk scored 1 during the shootout.  Datsyuk also scored Russia's two goals in regulation.  America's regulation-time goals came from Cam Fowler and Joe Pavelski.

CBS Sports has a live blog of the game and a short summary.

1 comment:

  1. Not quite as good as the 'Miracle on Ice' but I love it just the same. Best part was beating them in front of Putin.