Olympic Athletes From Russia Beat Germany in Overtime to Take Men's Hockey Gold Medal

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Olympic Athletes From Russia Beat Germany in Overtime to Take Men's Hockey Gold Medal
Olympic Athletes From Russia Beat Germany in Overtime to Take Men's Hockey Gold Medal

A power-play goal by Kirill Kaprizov in overtime has lifted the Russians to the gold medal in men's hockey with a 4-3 win over Germany at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

It's the first gold in men's hockey for a Russian team since 1992.

Kaprizov also had three assists Sunday. He scored on a one-timer from the right circle off a pass from Nikita Gusev.

Gusev also had two goals and two assists. He scored his second with 55.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Ilya Kovalchuk had a chance to win the game 6:30 in only to have his forehand stopped by a tremendous pad save by German goalie Danny Aus Den Birken.

The Germans still go home with the best medal they've ever won in hockey: silver.

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