The Japanese women almost had an upset brewing when they tied Russia early in the third period on this fluttering puck from the right point. Ayaka Toko floated the puck over four people, three of them Russian, before it dove down between goaltender Anna Prugova's glove and pads. It's basically an Olympic knuckle puck.

Japan Ties Russia With Knuckle Puck, Celebrates With Bow

Russia later took a 2-1 lead on a shorthanded goal with just under nine minutes left in the game and held on to win, so Japan will have to wait to pick up it's first ever Olympic win.

[MSNBC]