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Quick Notes After The USA/Russia Game

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Let's catch our breath after that memorable game! Holy mackerel. Won't soon forget witnessing that game at Bolshoy Ice Dome, a dramatic Team USA victory over host Russia thanks to T.J. Oshie's miracle work in the shootout. Five things from Saturday's game:

1. Terrific T.J.

I'm not a big shootout guy and I certainly hope the gold-medal game isn't decided in that fashion, but for a preliminary-round game, where nobody is going home, Saturday's skills contest was terrific drama, with the St. Louis Blues' Oshie scoring on four of six shootout attempts. (IIHF rules allow for the same player to be used repeatedly once you're in extra attempts.)...

5. But not for three

A great win but not three points for Team USA, who get awarded only two under IIHF rules for an extra-time victory. It's worth noting because it means if other countries such as Canada or Sweden or Finland go a perfect 3-0-0 with three regulation victories, they would get ranked ahead of Team USA with nine points in the standings....

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A great win but not three points for Team USA, who get awarded only two under IIHF rules for an extra-time victory. It’s worth noting because it means if other countries such as Canada or Sweden or Finland go a perfect 3-0-0 with three regulation victories, they would get ranked ahead of Team USA with nine points in the standings….

Things that go, “Uh huhhh…,” for $200, Alex.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/15/14 at 02:09 PM ET

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