Saturday, February 15, 2014

Miracle Shootout

This is your time.
This is your moment.
Do you believe in miracles?
In another Olymic match-up between USA and Russia, that moment came six times over for a St. Louis Blues forward as he went 4 for 6 in a hockey shootout thriller. He almost single-handedly led the American team to victory--on Russian ice in front of President Vladimir Putin no less. The international rules allow for the same hockey player to take multiple shots after the first three rounds of a shootout, so USA coach kept sending out TJ Oshie to face Russian goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, who plays for the Columbus Bluejackets. Let's not forget the other goalie: Jonathan Quick had 29 saves and stopped 5 shootout attempts.
Oshie later said he was afraid he was going to run out of moves. Ha. The 27-year-old native of Minnesota was almost the final pick for the USA team, but was added precisely because of his shootout success in the NHL. Reminds me of Winger's shootout victories.
Meggar said she and Spencer got up early for the 6:30 am game. She was glad it was so worthwhile to waste sleep for.
Sochi Olympics mascot
Our Polar Bear said he watched the online replay three times with Winger looking over his shoulder. They missed the live game because they were on the ice: Winger had two goals in first game, coming back to life after not scoring in the last 10 games; and in the second game, Polar Bear scored his signature snipe shot after another one ringed loudly off the post.
Great hockey news!

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