T.J. Oshie Beats Russia In 4-3 Shootout

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T.J. Oshie's four shootout goals proved the difference as the United States beat Russia 3-2 (4-3). It took eight rounds of penalty shots before the right combination of Jonathan Quick save and Oshie goal could be properly paired up.

It's a match that will be remembered for a long time, even if it didn't have the must-win qualities of a knockout round game. Oshie's heroics notwithstanding, it's worth remembering that the U.S. wouldn't even have made it to overtime if it weren't for this perfect pass from Patrick Kane and the subsequent one-timer from Joe Pavelski:


(Oh, and this.)