SOCHI Russia – What started off as a celebration for an entire country ended in only silence except for those fans who are brave enough to wave the US flag in enemy territory. Russia had anticipated this game for months and the way it ended was not how they expected. A shootout loss. Watch the shootout here. T.J. Oshie was the big hero on the eighth round of the shootout, followed by Jonathan Quick’s stop of Ilya Kovalchuk, to launch the epic victory for the US. This was indeed an amazing event to be watching. With the Russians scoring first, it was 1-0 when Cam Fowler attempted a shot and managed to get the puck passed the Russian goaltender on a power play. The US team finally managed to take the lead with about 10 minutes remaining in the game. It was at this point that the US team was predicted to win. However, the Russians quickly responded this time firing a shot through Quick’s legs and tied the game. Then came the controversy. When Fyodor Tyutin scored breaking the tie, the play was challenged. The referees looked at the replay and disallowed the goal because the net fell off of the moorings. This stunned the crowd including the Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two teams ended up in overtime and after eight intense shootout rounds, it was Oshie who beat Bobrovski for the winning goal. The two teams respectfully shook hands on the ice and the game concluded.
Twitter fans from all over were buzzing about T.J. Oshie and his victory in the shootout. Posts range from funny meems to strong words of encouragemnent. There was even a new hashtag trending #YouJustGotOshied. @OSH74 has over 200,00 followers now. Check out some twitter responses here.