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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2018, 06:57:30 PM »
Gold Medal game results:

Team OAR (Olympic Athletes from Russia) defeated Team Germany 4-3 in OT and win the Gold here at the Men's Ice Hockey event.

Kirill Kaprizov scored the OT winner on the powerplay.  It has been twenty plus years since the Russians last won Olympic hockey Gold.  Nothing but jubilation & joy on the ice and in the stands for the Russian players and fans alike.  Though the Russian squad played with the jerseys with the Olympic rings emblazoned instead of their country name, and under the anthem & flag of the Olympics, none of this deterred all of the Russians both on the ice and in the stands to overpower the Olympic anthem and proudly belt out their Russian anthem.

It was definitely an emotional moment for the country amid the doping scandals and all.
But it came as little surprise to hockey analysts everywhere of just which country was favored to win Gold.  With an all-Star lineup that consisted of ex-NHLers such as Pavel Datsyuk, Viktor Voynov, Ilya Kovalchuk, Mikhail Grigorenko, et al., this Russian squad made good on their promise to bring back the Olympic hockey Gold. 

With Team Canada stunningly eliminated in the Semi-finals, the gold medal was no longer truly up for grabs.  The German squad, surprisingly, matched the Russians so well that the game had to be decided via OT is testimonial to that.  The German nation could not be prouder to see their country earn it's first-ever appearance in an Olympic hockey Gold medal match, and earning the Silver as a result in the process.  Way to go, Deutschland!

Congratulations to Russia.  Enjoy your Gold - en victory!

Congratulations to Germany on a tournament very-well played.

Game story:
https://www.thestar.com/sports/olympics/2018/02/25/russians-win-mens-hockey-gold-with-overtime-win-over-germany.html
« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 07:12:22 PM by hockeyfan1 »

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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2018, 06:57:30 PM »