The United States defeated Russia, 3-2 (SO) to take the lead in the A group.
Does it qualify as a miracle on ice like 1980? No, not as much was at stake and the political tension wasn’t as great, but it sure was close. The Russian team came out flying and dominated play until the US tied it at one. Then, with the game tied 2-2, the Russians continued to carry it to the U.S. until late in the game. The U.S. had some great chances late but couldn’t win in regulation. Russia actually took a 3-2 lead but the goal was waved off as the net was dislocated.
It looked like an NHL playoff game for the most part.
Hockey is the main sport where your team can look like dog crap for most of a game and still pull off the win. Russia has a better team but they still couldn’t put it together enough for goals. Their guys showed up but it was a hard game. I thought the U.S. was better than they showed in this game, but a large part was the Russians making the U.S. look bad. Their top six is astoundingly good. Pavel Datysuk, who got the two Russian goals and scored in the SO was the superstar we’ve come to know and love. He was the best skater on the ice.
It was fun to watch, almost enough to tune me back into the NHL when it starts back up.
Of course, Fox Sports Radio’s “the fellas” are talking about the NBA and The Lakers. Something Shaq O’Neal did in 2001. They so very much suck.

About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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