It should not come as a surprise that Russia and the United States battled each other right down to the wire. These two hockey teams are talented and fans would expect no less. What maybe surprising is the way it end on T.J. Oshie shootout goal in the eighth round. Now this was a game that in retrospect the United States really needed. They could not afford a loss this early if they had dreams of Gold in this Olympic.
The game had everything you want from great skating to awesome goal tending. It is a shame there had to be a loser in this one. Russia is talented and kept coming at the United States. The eight round shootout is something I would have never guess was possible, but it happened in these Olympics. I hope TEAM USA can keep up the good work.