Skip to comments.Golden goal lifts OAR to Olympic men's hockey title over Germany in classic
Posted on 02/25/2018 9:12:41 AM PST by NorseViking
Russia did not in fact win their first gold medal in mens hockey in 26 years with a heart-stopping 4-3 overtime win over Germany on Sunday afternoon.
Instead a team competing neutrally as Olympic Athletes from Russia, the IOCs inspired nomenclatural workaround to incorporate Russians at the Pyeongchang Games despite a wholesale doping ban, held off a stingy German team in the game of the tournament to capture Olympic mens hockey gold, the first for a Russian-affiliated team since Albertville 1992.
Kirill Kaprizovs one-time winner from the right circle on a power play in overtime followed a white-knuckle finish to regulation that saw the OAR team take back the lead theyd surrendered only to fall behind again before scoring a last-gasp short-handed equalizer with their goaltender pulled.
All in the final six and a half minutes.
It was the craziest game ever, said OAR forward Ilya Kovalchuk, the ex-NHL star whose five goals in South Korea made him the top-scoring Olympian from Russia of all time. When we had the penalty with two minutes to go, I honestly thought we wont be Olympic champions.
The furious sequence started when Kontinental Hockey League star Nikita Gusev fired in a gorgeous top-shelf goal off the goalies mask to break a 1-all deadlock with 6:39 left in the third period, a score that felt like a game-winner after the teams had gone more than a full period spanning the second intermission without finding the back of the net.
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They had the Germans on their heels nearly the whole game, but the Germans played a really disciplined game and took advantage of Russian mistakes to keep it as close as it was.
Congrats to all the Russian Trolls on FR. Great win!
That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker.
MI6, FBI, get the dossier ready.
The joke that was the winter Olympics is over,, the team that shouldn’t have been allowed to send athletes at all gets the Gold..
Sad, play by the rules, get screwed.
Play fast and loose and hit the juice,, win bigtime..
The IOC has your back..
and lots of special juice brewed and distilled just for them.
Which hockey players were juicing?
Wear that sore loser crown proudly chump.
Es freut mich gern Ihnen zu treffen. Was fuer eine rotneckigen arschloch sind Sie, mein Schatz? Wenn nicht gehort haben, sind Wir in Deutschland die Ur-rassisten der Welt. Wir haben auslanderhass inventiert!
moi, chump? I had no skin in that game any way you cut it. :-}
I’m sorry there are those here who watched the game. I sure didn’t. Wrestling is more my forte.. wrestle for the remote, wrestle for the snacks.. wrestle with the cheerleaders,,
I remember the old days when they actually played hockey,, The Finns and Russkies had skills par non and made that puck click like nothing since.
Oh you’re right,, who am I to cast aspersions on those fine teams. Never mind the cultures that once prevailed there on both sides.. Just Win, Baby!!
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