If you couldn’t or didn’t watch Saturday morning’s U.S.-Russia hockey game — with a 7 a.m. start, that’s not out of the question — you have another chance this evening at 6 p.m. on NBCSN. Get in front of the TV or set the DVR. Get in front of the TV and set the DVR. This was one of the most exciting Olympic hockey games in recent memory.
The United States’ 3-2 victory over Russia didn’t reach Miracle on Ice standards, but it was close, exciting, with great goals and great goaltending. And that was before the overtime period that featured a brief four-on-three power play before continuing with four-on-four play. And that was before one of the craziest shootouts you’ll ever see. Seriously. Watch this game. Record this game. Re-enact this game in the Peeps diorama contest. But watch it. You won’t be sorry.