The game wasn't Miracle 2, but the 2014 version of USA vs. Russia wasn't bad. Nothing could recreate the greatest upset in sports history, but as the game, tied at 2, headed to overtime, then to a shootout, Warroad's T.J. Oshie must have thought it was Groundhog Day.
Olympic rules are much different than NHL when it comes to the shootout. Three players are selected to shoot, then if the game remains tied, any player can be selected to shoot. USA coach Dan Byslma chose Oshie, James Van Riemsdyk and Joe Pavelski as his first three shooters and the local kid led off with a goal beating Russia goalie Sergei Bobrovski five hole. The other two players failed to click, so Byslma went with Oshie again, and again, and again. All told, the shootout took eight rounds to declare a winner with Oshie finishing the game off on his fifth try in sudden death.
USA goaltender Jonathan Quick deserves his share of the spotlight, but it was Oshie who scored in four of six opportunities to keep the US undefeated.