Olympic Athletes from Russia beat Germany in gold medal hockey game

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The Olympic Athletes from Russia defeated Germany in extra time to win the gold medal hockey game at the PyeongChang Olympics. It was the first time since the Russian Unified Team won it back in 1992 that Russia has claimed Olympic gold in hockey.

<p>Gold medal winners Olympic Athletes from Russia celebrate after defeating Germany 4-3 in overtime during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Gold medal winners Olympic Athletes from Russia celebrate after defeating Germany 4-3 in overtime during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>Olympic Athletes from Russia huddle around the net at the start of the game against Germany during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Olympic Athletes from Russia huddle around the net at the start of the game against Germany during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>Ilya Kovalchuk #71 of Olympic Athlete from Russia attempts a shot against Danny Aus Den Birken #33 of Germany in the third period during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Ilya Kovalchuk #71 of Olympic Athlete from Russia attempts a shot against Danny Aus Den Birken #33 of Germany in the third period during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

<p>Dominik Kahun #72 of Germany competes for the puck against Ilya Kablukov #29 and Ivan Telegin #7 of Olympic Athlete from Russia in the third period during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Dominik Kahun #72 of Germany competes for the puck against Ilya Kablukov #29 and Ivan Telegin #7 of Olympic Athlete from Russia in the third period during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

<p>Patrick Hager #50 of Germany attempts a shot against Vasili Koshechkin #83 and Bogdan Kiselevich #55 of Olympic Athlete from Russia in the third period during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Patrick Hager #50 of Germany attempts a shot against Vasili Koshechkin #83 and Bogdan Kiselevich #55 of Olympic Athlete from Russia in the third period during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>Jonas Muller #41 of Germany celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the third period against Olympic Athlete from Russia during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Jonas Muller #41 of Germany celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the third period against Olympic Athlete from Russia during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>Nikita Gusev #97 of Olympic Athlete from Russia shoots and scores against Dominik Kahun #72 and Danny Aus Den Birken #33 of Germany in the third period during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Nikita Gusev #97 of Olympic Athlete from Russia shoots and scores against Dominik Kahun #72 and Danny Aus Den Birken #33 of Germany in the third period during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

<p>Danny Aus Den Birken #33 of Germany allows a goal in the third period against Nikita Gusev #97 of Olympic Athlete from Russia (not pictured) during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Danny Aus Den Birken #33 of Germany allows a goal in the third period against Nikita Gusev #97 of Olympic Athlete from Russia (not pictured) during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>Nikita Gusev #97 of Olympic Athlete from Russia celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the third period against Germany during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Nikita Gusev #97 of Olympic Athlete from Russia celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the third period against Germany during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

<p>Jonas Muller #41 of Germany shoots and scores a goal in the third period against Olympic Athletes from Russia during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Jonas Muller #41 of Germany shoots and scores a goal in the third period against Olympic Athletes from Russia during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

<p>Pavel Datsyuk #13 of Olympic Athlete from Russia collides with Yannic Seidenberg #36 of Germany in the third period during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Pavel Datsyuk #13 of Olympic Athlete from Russia collides with Yannic Seidenberg #36 of Germany in the third period during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

<p>Brooks Macek #12 and Patrick Hager #50 of Germany celebrate after a goal by teammate Felix Schutz #55 (not pictured) in the second period against Vasili Koshechkin #83 of Olympic Athlete from Russia during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Brooks Macek #12 and Patrick Hager #50 of Germany celebrate after a goal by teammate Felix Schutz #55 (not pictured) in the second period against Vasili Koshechkin #83 of Olympic Athlete from Russia during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

<p>Patrick Hager #50 of Germany controls the puck in the second period against Alexander Barabanov #94 of Olympic Athletes from Russia during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Patrick Hager #50 of Germany controls the puck in the second period against Alexander Barabanov #94 of Olympic Athletes from Russia during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

<p>Ilya Kovalchuk #71 of Olympic Athlete from Russia attempts a shot in overtime against Danny Aus Den Birken #33 of Germany during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Ilya Kovalchuk #71 of Olympic Athlete from Russia attempts a shot in overtime against Danny Aus Den Birken #33 of Germany during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

<p>Frank Hordler #48 and Matthias Plachta #22 of Germany look on in the first period against Olympic Athletes from Russia during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Frank Hordler #48 and Matthias Plachta #22 of Germany look on in the first period against Olympic Athletes from Russia during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

<p>Gold medal winners Olympic Athletes from Russia celebrate after defeating Germany 4-3 in overtime during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Gold medal winners Olympic Athletes from Russia celebrate after defeating Germany 4-3 in overtime during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>Silver medal winners Dominik Kahun #72 and Frank Mauer #28 of Germany react after being defeated by Olympic Athletes from Russia 4-3 in overtime during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Silver medal winners Dominik Kahun #72 and Frank Mauer #28 of Germany react after being defeated by Olympic Athletes from Russia 4-3 in overtime during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

<p>Gold medal winners Olympic Athletes from Russia celebrate after defeating Germany 4-3 in overtime during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Gold medal winners Olympic Athletes from Russia celebrate after defeating Germany 4-3 in overtime during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

<p>Christian Ehrhoff #10 of Germany and Sergei Shirokov #52 of Olympic Athlete from Russia shake hands after the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Olympic Athletes from Russia defeated Germany 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Christian Ehrhoff #10 of Germany and Sergei Shirokov #52 of Olympic Athlete from Russia shake hands after the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Olympic Athletes from Russia defeated Germany 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>Gold medal winners Olympic Athletes from Russia celebrate during the medal ceremony after defeating Germany 4-3 in overtime during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic Athletes from Russia win gold medal game

Gold medal winners Olympic Athletes from Russia celebrate during the medal ceremony after defeating Germany 4-3 in overtime during the Men’s Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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