USA Beats RUSSIA - MEN'S HOCKEY

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Team USA beats Russia in men's hockey. USA Hockey bests the Russians in a hockey shootout What an exciting and incredible finish. T. J. Oshie makes his mark in Sochi.

The United States of America has defeated The Russian Federation 3-2 in a nail-biting shootout hockey clash at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

The Russian team initially could have scored the winning point with just under five minutes left in the third period of the preliminary round game, but the referees disallowed the goal because the net was knocked out of place before that shot.

The regulation ended 2-2, going into overtime play and then a shootout. T.J. Oshie scored the shootout winner as Team USA fanatics showed their red white and blue.

Photo: AFP