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Report: No final score between U.S. and Russia shown on Bolshoy Ice Dome

Feb 15, 2014, 10:33 PM EDT

From Patrick Johnston of’s Olympic coverage (read the full version here):

One of the cool features of the Bolshoy Ice Dome, main rink for the hockey competitions in Sochi, is its post-game score update.

The whole building is an LED screen, which has been used to show the final score in whichever game has just been completed.

Except, it seems, when Russia loses in a shooutout to the USA:

It would seem the shootout defeat to the Americans stung for the Russians, and that nation’s hockey team, which is under enormous pressure at these Olympics.

T.J. Oshie played the hero, with four goals in the deciding skills competition, etching his name into Olympic lore for the U.S. hockey team and gaining a wealth of rapid reaction from around the hockey world.

If you haven’t seen it, here is the shootout from Saturday’s preliminary game between the two powerful hockey nations.

  1. theageofquarrel - Feb 15, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    What a bunch of babies.

  2. phillyfan11 - Feb 15, 2014 at 10:51 PM


  3. pitpenguinsrulez - Feb 15, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    What a bunch of sore losers! Seriously suck it up and deal with it. I’ll make my prediction of who wins what as I’ve yet to say.

    1) US
    2) Canada
    3) Sweden

    I don’t see Russia winning and who maybe them not medaling might actually light a fire under Malkins ass so he comes back firing and doesn’t have a dud March like he back in 2010 with only 5 points.

    • colby7 - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:14 PM

      I wouldn’t count on. Ovechkin and Malkin were useless for the rest of 2010 and some of 2011. They were crushed by the defeat.

      Why would them losing this time, with all of the pressures of playing at home, have the opposite effect? You should be cheering for him to have a good tournament if you want him to perform well when he gets back.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Feb 16, 2014 at 3:17 AM

      I wouldn’t get too excited just yet, in 2010 the US beat, and outplayed, the Canadian team in the round robin, that seemed to be the turning point for the Canadians and of course they won gold. Not saying this will happen here but this was the second round robin game, let’s pump the brakes before proclaiming that the US will win gold and Russia will not medal.

      • chanceoffleury - Feb 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM

        What kind of American are you bringing things like “logic” and “historic fact” into this? It’s far more fun to blindlessly ride the high until reality hits like a train……….or hits like the sound of a goal horn going off as an Ovi wrister goes right through your goalie’s 5-hole. Yeah, way more fun to ride the blind high.

  4. lowenni - Feb 15, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Psh, I’m SURE it’s just a total coincidence and accident…

    • shortsxit34 - Feb 16, 2014 at 2:06 AM

      I think the media is making this story up, like the brown water, missing door locks, unfinished hotels, open manhole covers, etc.

  5. sportsfan69 - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Typical Russian b-s, sore losers.

  6. blomfeld - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:02 PM


    blomfeld – Feb 15, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    In all seriousness though, I do hope that the Russians don’t resort to any underhanded and/or ‘asymmetric’ counter measures if things fail to go their way ? For that would be a shame, as it would be a slap in the face of ‘all’ that the Olympic spirit is meant to espouse.


    Judge: Counsel for the Truth, what do you make of this most recent development ?

    Blomfeld: Your honor, that which I feared may now come to be ?

    The People: “…………………………………………………….”

    • sportsfan69 - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:38 PM

      Herr Blomfeld,

      Classic song. If you ever have a chance, you should check out the Rock Roll Fame in Cleveland. Check out Jim’s collection. A must see.

      • blomfeld - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:53 PM

        Friend, it’s on my bucket list and God willing I’ll make it one day ! :)

  7. schlom - Feb 16, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Too bad it’s not true:

    • jhaegs - Feb 16, 2014 at 12:24 AM

      It displays it on the OUTSIDE of the stadium…

    • therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 16, 2014 at 12:38 AM

      Is schlom Russian for 1st grade reading level ?

    • shortsxit34 - Feb 16, 2014 at 2:07 AM

      Always post before reading.

  8. jhaegs - Feb 16, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    “In Soviet Russia, scoreboard watches you!”

  9. jhaegs - Feb 16, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    “In Soviet Russia, puck shoots Radulov!”

  10. shortsxit34 - Feb 16, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    What an embarrassment. So much for the Olympics standing for sportsmanship–and from the hosting country. My guess is that the standings will shown the US and Russia tied in the standings due to today’s “tie” game, thereby giving Russia the 4th bye. I seriously cannot get my head around how embarrassing that is for the Olympics and the host country.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Feb 16, 2014 at 3:23 AM

      Not sure how the standings could show them tied since the US has 5 points and Russia has 4, and the 4th bye will be the highest second place team based on points then goal differential if points are the same…does your conspiracy theory actually count if the Russians end up deserving the bye?

      • shortsxit34 - Feb 19, 2014 at 5:22 PM

        You know that part wasn’t supposed to be taken seriously, right?

    • badgerhockey77 - Feb 16, 2014 at 6:17 AM

      I thought about that too. I DON’T want Russia to get that 4th bye. Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if Finland got it with their ridiculous goal differential. Just hoping they can keep it close and don’t get blown out by Canada. What’s bad for Russia is good for everyone else!

  11. jimeejohnson - Feb 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Russians are a lot like Republicans: sore losers and dumb as sin.

    • blomfeld - Feb 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      Hear Hear James ! :)

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