Skip to comments.In Case Anyone Cares: Team USA over Russia 3-2 in Men's Olympic Hockey
Posted on 02/15/2014 8:02:03 AM PST by hoagy62
Team USA won against Russia in Olmpics Men's Ice Hockey this morning after regular time had run out, as well as a 5-minute overtime period. A shootout finally determined who won, with T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues (hometown: Everett, WA) scoring the winning goal.
Thanks for the spoiler alert.
But this was shown LIVE on a couple of networks. I didn’t believe a spoiler alert was needed. If it was, I do apologize.
Broadcast live in USA
Then I apologize. I didn’t realize that it was a broadcast event. Sorry.
It was a good game, but nothing like when US amateurs beat the evil empire.
S’aright. No harm, no foul.
Oshie - 4
Russia - 3
Great game to watch!
This time the atheistic empire won.
Yeah, but where does the hockey team stand on the glow-bull warming initiative that some of the Team USA attendees are trying to foist on us? Sochi would not have been my first choice of a place to host “winter” games. Winter weather is not dependable enough. Go team USA.
Best part was that Putin was in the crowd!
The U.S. must have had an openly “gay” player. How else could they have won? /sarc
I guess that’s good. But to be honest, with the Americans so obsessively pushing the depraved homo agenda at the Olympics, I just haven’t had the usual inclinations towards rooting for our teams like in Olympics past.
I was ON it! YES!
I forgot they were playing this morning.
I havent watched much of the Olympics this time. It does seem that every time I switch over to the Olympics program, I tune in just in time to see another athlete going SPLAT!
It is only Group play.
Do they play hockey in the Olympics?
Just kidding. I’m still ticked off that baseball is not in the Olympics and it is a major sport in Asia, Latin America, and most importantly the USA.
And if basketball, a winter sport can be plAyed in the summer Olympics, then a domed stadium should be set up in the Winter Olympics for baseball.
it was live.
Congrats but it’s not the same as 1980 - not even close.
The next game is Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET against Slovenia. The game is on NBCSN. Obviously, the appeal of the opponent is lessened but that team just upset Slovakia a few hours ago.
They actually showed a men’s game? Was the women not playing or what?
Apparently between the two teams they had reached their secret rainbow quota thus were allowed to proceed, and even to be televised.
As long as we are pacified with our sports and stars we can happly remain a docile subject of a caring Government.
Personally, The people of America deserve humiliation for destroying a once great country by electing the rulers we now must obey.
I think the NHL would become a more major sport if they had the large rinks like Olympic hockey.
Probably not doable since so many of the teams share basketball arenas, but the game is a superior product on the open ice.
Do they still keep score?
Yeah you should put a spoiler alert on the headline and given the score in the first post. I DVR’d the game like so many. It’s more fun if you don’t know how t turns out.
It was a great game. IMO the Russian’s were overall better and miles better than they were in Vancouver. But the US powerplay was deadly, they hung in there and then it was the TJ Oshie show. It was the weirdest shootout I’ve ever seen. That was fun, it would have made a great gold medal game.
Obama to take credit for the victory in 3...2...1...
More reason for the America haters to hate us even more.
I believe in 2016 they stop keeping score and reach perfect equality comrade.
And with both teams loaded with NHL players, who really cares anymore who wins these professional games. I certainly don’t.
There was a time when the Olympics meant the best in amateur athletic competition, then John Thompson took the air out of the ball and the US lost a basketball game. From that game on we had NBA players competing in the Olympics, beating teams by 50 points. It morphed into all the different events, now it’s pros against pros.
You make a very good point. It's the greatest danger of a democracy (or boobocracy as Mencken called it), even one within a republic.It can vote its own destruction.
The old Soviet block basically fielded pro athletes (fully state funded and rewarded) while the US sent amateurs in keeping with the old olympic ethic. I get what you mean, however. The olympics meant more back then, if not for the Cold War implications then for the David vs. Goliath professionals against amateurs match-ups.
So so fun,got a retweet from Bode Miller of all people.We put it on and held onto our seats.Putin was there:)
T.J. Oshie. Played his high school hockey in the REAL “Hockeytown”. Warroad, MN, where the team is still called the Warriors. Well done, young man.
The NHL players who return home for these games have nothing in stake other than a stupid medal. They don't belong there! They're not giving it their all, they have nothing to lose other than the potential of being injured and thus they're just skating.......
The last most significant hockey game ever played was the U.S. amateurs vs. the Russians...........
Allowing the NHL players to dominate the rosters of the olympic teams has totally destroyed a once great game..............
He was from Everett, Washington, but moved to Warroad to play hockey. They also had an amateur team called the Warroad Lakers. My dad knew Billy and Roger Christian, and I got to hold their Gold medal, from the 1960 Olympic championship. Other hockey towns, were Roseau and International Falls. In high school, I played a game in International Falls. They were a powerhouse then, and beat us 6 to 1. Oshie, Toews, Parise and Zajac, all played at my alma mater, UND.
I know Oshie is originally from Washington, but towns like Warroad don’t get their due in terms of development of the game in the United States.
The Christian brothers of hockey stick manufacturing fame are from there, but other Warroad players like Larry Olimb, and the Marvins (of Marvin Windows, also based there) went to my alma mater, the University of Minnesota. The Warroad pipeline often leads west, but that great hockey town supplies players all over the place.
The old Section 8 in Minnesota (Warroad, Roseau, Moorhead, East Grand Forks, and many others) was great stuff in the days before two-class hockey in the state. International Falls was not in that section.
“The real American heroes are wearing camo... That’s not me.” - T.J. Oshie
That doesn’t sound like a Hillary running mate.
I was from Grand Forks. Central won the state championship for maybe. 20 years straight. Now both Red river and Central struggle. The other teams have improved. I know Warroad and Roseau have a great rivalry. I think the Christian Brothers made sticks for many years, but I think they are defunct now. John Mariuchi, of Eveleth, did much for Minnesota hockey. I remember Mayasich, Nanne, Woog and Lilyholm. I knew Chuck Norby personally. I knew Casey and Pete Ryan, who played in Colorado Springs. Casey is a doctor in Grand Forks. Tim O’keefe is the president of the UND Alumni association. Keith Christiansen played for Duluth. Anything else?
Colonel, 47 is for you. I do not know what happened.
Erickson grew up in Roseau, MN -- and he said he was only the fourth-best player on his own street. He lived down the street from the three Broten brothers -- Aaron, Neal (a member of the 1980 Miracle on Ice team) and Paul.