Russian hockey players badly outplayed the Americans at the Olympics

  • Russian hockey players badly outplayed the Americans at the Olympics

Russian hockey players badly outplayed the Americans at the Olympics

The Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation won Group B with the resounding win over the United States.

The Russians got back on track late in the first period with two goals within 22 seconds, the first from Sergei Mozyakin on a powerplay and the second from Kovalchuk who buried a shot from the point unassisted.

Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored two goals and the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation blanked arch-rival United States 4-0 in an electric atmosphere on Saturday at the Winter Olympic men's hockey tournament.

After a stunning opening loss to Slovakia, Kiril Kaprizov scored a hat-trick as the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation stormed back on Friday to crush Slovenia 8-2 and set up a key group game against the United States in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament. "Our goalie made some great saves", Kovalchuck said.

"We had a big goal of winning a medal here", said the disappointed Muller, who was in tears after the defeat. "Good players are able to score goals like that, and those are some of their better players so they found a way to score".

The political rivals stirred passions long before players began warming up as rowdy fans waved Russian and USA flags with chants of "U-S-A" and "Russ-i-a" - screaming that only grew louder as the game unfolded in an intense setting. "We've already played against them".

The match against Slovakia has developed for Russians failed - 2:3.

"He wanted to do a little dance with me by the bench, so I was willing to do it".

"There's things we've got to work on, mistakes we've got to learn from in this game". With two-tenths of a second left in the period, Ilya Kovalchuk finished off a rough and physical 20 minutes by recording his third goal of the tournament and the third of the game for the OAR.

"I still have some gas left in my tank, so I hope I score some more", he said. "I think we're playing good hockey", forward Chris Bourque said.

The chippy game, which featured frequent in-your-face battles between the players, took place less than a day after the feds revealed the indictments of 13 Russians, including a close pal of Vladimir Putin, for meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The Czechs would clinch a quarter-final spot Sunday by beating Switzerland, which routed South Korea 8-0.