In what was an exhilarating revival of the classic ice hockey rivalry, dubbed the ‘Miracle on Ice’, T.J. Oshie’s silky shootout skills conjured up the magic of 1980 again.
Oshie showed sensational form in the shootout scoring four goals in the eight-round affair and admitted he was already prepared for overtime and beyond when the match finished 2-2.
The puck hits your stick and you start skating – it’s just you and the goalie
“My hands and feet are tingling,” the 27-year-old said. “I did feel under pressure but then the puck hits your stick and you start skating – it’s just you and the goalie.”
The St Louis Blues forward has instantly become known around globe and the words ‘Oshie is a American hero’ were written onto his Wikipedia page no sooner had the game been won.
Brianne McLaughlin, the US’ women’s ice hockey goaltender, was among the 12,000 fans in audience at the Bolshoy Ice Dome and will surely be inspired by her compatriot’s performance.
— Brianne McLaughlin (@BrianneMcL) February 15, 2014
Here are all four of his shootout goals, just in case you missed Oshie’s heroics.
All 4 of T.J. Oshie's goals in Shootout vs Russia https://t.co/vLWUsgYS6d
— Best Vines (@TheFunnyVine) February 15, 2014
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