Feb 15, 2014, 10:33 PM EDT
From Patrick Johnston of Canada.com’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.
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