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    Russia Beats Germany in OT to Claim Olympic Ice Hockey Gold

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    Minnesota Wild draftee Krill Kaprizov scored the winner 10 minutes into overtime to give Russia a 4-3 win and their first Olympic hockey gold since 1992.

    Germany, probably the biggest Cinderella story at these Olympics, upset Canada in the semis, and were clearly riding high off their unlikely success, taking a 3-2 lead in the dying minutes of regulation.

    Nikita Gusev knotted the score, netting his second with less than a minute left in the third period, and the final went to a sudden death four-on-four overtime.

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    Halfway through the extra-session Germany's Patrick Reimer was busted for high-stoking on Pavel Datsyuk and Kaprizov sealed the deal assisted by Slava Voynov and Gusev.

    Russian ice hockey players celebrating their victory in the final match between Russia and Germany in the men's ice hockey tournament at the 2018 Winter Olympics
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    Russian ice hockey players celebrating their victory in the final match between Russia and Germany in the men's ice hockey tournament at the 2018 Winter Olympics

    It's the second gold for Russia in Korea following the triumph of 15-year-old figure slater Alina Zagitova. Meanwhile, Germany, despite the loss has plenty to be pround of: their last and only medal was a bronze in 1976.

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