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Feb 16, 2014

Doughty powers Canada into quarters

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Drew Doughty scored the overtime winner as Canada edged Finland 2-1 to close the preliminary round of the Olympic men’s ice hockey competition on Sunday and keep their gold medal defense on course.

By taking top spot in Group B ahead of the Finns, unbeaten Canada will have a more direct route to the gold medal final than they did four years ago on home ice in Vancouver when they were forced to play an elimination game.

Feb 16, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey – Doughty powers Canada into quarters

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Drew Doughty scored the overtime winner as Canada edged Finland 2-1 to close the preliminary round of the Olympic men’s ice hockey competition on Sunday and keep their gold medal defence on course.

By taking top spot in Group B ahead of the Finns, unbeaten Canada will have a more direct route to the gold medal final than they did four years ago on home ice in Vancouver when they were forced to play an elimination game.

Feb 16, 2014

Ice hockey: Russia win but wait on bye to quarter-finals

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russia battled to a 1-0 shootout win over Slovakia to close out preliminary round play in the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament on Sunday but will have to wait to see if it was enough for a bye into the quarter-finals.

With a three periods and overtime unable to produce a result and the score 0-0, Russia faced a shootout for the second consecutive day.

Feb 16, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Russia win but wait on bye to quarter-finals

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Russia battled to a 1-0 shootout win over Slovakia to close out preliminary round play in the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament on Sunday but will have to wait to see if it was enough for a bye into the quarter-finals.

With a three periods and overtime unable to produce a result and the score 0-0, Russia faced a shootout for the second consecutive day.

Feb 15, 2014

No ‘Miracle’ revenge for Russia, Slovenia stun Slovaks

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The United States won a shootout thriller over Russia in a ‘Miracle on Ice’ rematch on Saturday, while Slovenia pulled off a major upset by beating Slovakia in the men’s ice hockey competition at the Sochi Winter Games.

In a heavyweight clash evoking memories of the 1980 Olympics ‘Miracle on Ice’ when a group of American college players upset the former-Soviet Union’s ‘Big Red Machine’, T.J. Oshie delivered the knockout punch in a 3-2 win, scoring on four of his six attempts in an epic shootout to deny Russia their Lake Placid revenge.

Feb 15, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Roundup-No ‘Miracle’ revenge for Russia, Slovenia stun Slovaks

SOCHI, Russia Feb 15 (Reuters) – The United States won a shootout thriller over Russia in a ‘Miracle on Ice’ rematch on Saturday, while Slovenia pulled off a major upset by beating Slovakia in the men’s ice hockey competition at the Sochi Winter Games.

In a heavyweight clash evoking memories of the 1980 Olympics ‘Miracle on Ice’ when a group of American college players upset the former-Soviet Union’s ‘Big Red Machine’, T.J. Oshie delivered the knockout punch in a 3-2 win, scoring on four of his six attempts in an epic shootout to deny Russia their Lake Placid revenge.

Feb 15, 2014

Nerveless Oshie earns spot among American Games greats

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – T.J. Oshie added his name to the list of American Olympic heroes with a nerveless shootout performance that lifted the United States men’s ice hockey team to a heart-stopping 3-2 win over Russia at the Sochi Winter Games on Saturday.

In a heavyweight clash that evoked memories of the 1980 Olympics ‘Miracle on Ice’ when a group of American college players upset the former-Soviet Union’s ‘Big Red Machine’, Oshie delivered the knockout punch scoring on four of his six attempts, including the winner, in an epic shootout to deny Russia its Lake Placid revenge.

Feb 15, 2014

Olympics-Nerveless Oshie earns spot among American Games greats

SOCHI, Russia Feb 15 (Reuters) – T.J. Oshie added his name to the list of American Olympic heroes with a nerveless shootout performance that lifted the United States men’s ice hockey team to a heart-stopping 3-2 win over Russia at the Sochi Winter Games on Saturday.

In a heavyweight clash that evoked memories of the 1980 Olympics ‘Miracle on Ice’ when a group of American college players upset the former-Soviet Union’s ‘Big Red Machine’, Oshie delivered the knockout punch scoring on four of his six attempts, including the winner, in an epic shootout to deny Russia its Lake Placid revenge.

Feb 15, 2014

Ice hockey: No Russian revenge as U.S. take amazing shootout

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – There was no Russian revenge in the “Miracle on ice” rematch on Saturday as the United States triumphed 3-2 following a remarkable sudden-death shootout after the teams finished level at 2-2 after overtime in a thrilling Winter Olympics preliminary game.

With Russian President Vladimir Putin among the noisy, capacity crowd at the gleaming Bolshoy Ice Dome, T.J. Oshie scored in the eighth round of an incredible shootout to end an electric heavyweight clash.

Feb 15, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-No Russian revenge as US take amazing shootout

SOCHI, Russia Feb 15 (Reuters) – There was no Russian revenge in the “Miracle on ice” rematch on Saturday as the United States triumphed 3-2 following a remarkable sudden-death shootout after the teams finished level at 2-2 after overtime in a thrilling Winter Olympics preliminary game.

With Russian President Vladimir Putin among the noisy, capacity crowd at the gleaming Bolshoy Ice Dome, T.J. Oshie scored in the eighth round of an incredible shootout to end an electric heavyweight clash.