16 Feb 2014

No Russian revenge as US prevail in amazing shootout

7:12 am on 16 February 2014

There was no Russian revenge in the "Miracle on ice" rematch as the United States triumphed 3-2 in a remarkable sudden-death shootout in the men's Ice Hockey at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The teams finished level at 2-2 after overtime in a thrilling preliminary round 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 the shootout to end an electric heavyweight clash that evoked memories of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics 'Miracle on Ice' when a group of American college players upset the former-Soviet Union's 'Big Red Machine'.

Pavel Datsyuk, one of just two players on the Russian roster alive when the Soviets lost 34 years ago, scored twice in regulation for Russia.

The United States got powerplay goals from Cam Fowler and Joe Pavelski.

If the two teams do meet again at the Sochi Games it will come in the single-elimination knockout phase of the 12-team tournament where the sting of defeat will stick with the loser for some time.