The USA hockey team probably heard the screaming of the fans all the way back in America when they won. The most anticipated game of the group-play round of men's Olympic ice hockey was everything the fans expected it to be and more. The United States won in a 3-2 shootout win over the Russians on Saturday. According to CNN on Saturday it was the hockey world’s greatest rivalries on the ice for a game that will be talked about for days.
What made this game so remarkable for USA hockey players? The teams were tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation so the game went into a shootout. American TJ Oshie scored four times on six tries to ensure a U.S. victory. Rarely does a hockey game come down to one player!
When Timothy Leif "T J" Oshie isn't winning in front of the world, he is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. He was drafted by St. Louis in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Before all the hoopla in Sochi, the NHL player was just another athlete. Not anymore.
Take a look at USA vs. Russia Olympic Hockey win in photos. Focusing on the man who made the game, check out T.J. Oshie on the Sochi ice! Team USA definitely made their mark during this tough game.