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Fiancee: T.J. Oshie didn't know Olympics used shootout

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09:20 AM ET 02.16 | Before the Blues' T.J. Oshie joined his U.S. teammates in Sochi, Russia, he made a confession to his fiancee, Lauren Cosgrove. "He didn't know they went to a shootout in the Olympics," Cosgrove said, laughing. It's humorous after the drama that unfolded Saturday at Boshoy Ice Dome, where Team USA and Russia went to overtime. The player now being referred to as "T.J. Sochi" became a social media sensation, after converting four of six chances in the shootout and lifting the Americans to a 3-2 victory over Russia in a preliminary game that ended around 9:15 a.m. St. Louis time. When it was over, Oshie flashed his boyish grin and pointed to the other end of the ice, saluting Team USA goalie Jonathan Quick for his role in the win, while a pregnant Cosgrove sat in Creve Coeur, keeping an eye on her TV and her blood pressure. "A slew of emotions came over me when T.J. scored the final goal," she said. "There's so much going on in our lives. I wish I was over there, but being 33 weeks pregnant, I'd only last an hour and then I'd have to be horizontal."

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February 16, 2014  09:27 AM ET

Fiancee: T.J. Oshie didn't know Olympics used shootout

So he's the Donovan McNabb of the NHL?

February 16, 2014  09:27 AM ET

Never liked shootouts in hockey. Play until the game ends.

February 16, 2014  09:51 AM ET

Sorry Shipper, this is the best I can do this week.....

February 16, 2014  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sorry Shipper, this is the best I can do this week.....

Thanks. Now I'll probably ruin it with ''Kessel-MVP'' Repeat until you can't:)

February 16, 2014  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sorry Shipper, this is the best I can do this week.....

This back world third country isn't allowed to watch I guess. Curious. Thanks though.

February 16, 2014  10:08 AM ET

Nice win by USA Kessel has hat trick:)

February 16, 2014  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Nice win by USA Kessel has hat trick:)

Slovenia is the European Ottawa.

February 16, 2014  10:26 AM ET
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Never liked shootouts in hockey. Play until the game ends.

Maybe they should 2 on 1 after the first set. I do remember some really long games back in the day, Wings/Hurricanes I think went five periods maybe more.

February 16, 2014  10:33 AM ET
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Maybe they should 2 on 1 after the first set. I do remember some really long games back in the day, Wings/Hurricanes I think went five periods maybe more.

Yeah I remember that. I remember watching a Rangers playoff game that went until 2:00 AM. For regular season games I would bring back the tie after 1 OT period. No shame in that. For playoff's, after the second OT, I would try 4 on 4, then 3 on 3 etc. sudden death and see if that works better. Just a thought.

February 16, 2014  10:42 AM ET
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Slovenia is the European Ottawa.

I had to look it up.

February 16, 2014  10:47 AM ET

All the hockey going on in Russia and only 1 thread, and a boring one at that!

February 16, 2014  10:55 AM ET
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All the hockey going on in Russia and only 1 thread, and a boring one at that!

Almost as bad as 5 Dolphins threads.

February 16, 2014  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I had to look it up.

Slovenia or Ottawa> :O)

February 16, 2014  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Almost as bad as 5 Dolphins threads.

Where's the Japanese fishermen when you need them?

February 16, 2014  11:49 AM ET
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Where's the Japanese fishermen when you need them?

Friggin' Greenpeace.

February 16, 2014  12:01 PM ET
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Where's the Japanese fishermen when you need them?

Learning how to ice skate after this winter.

February 16, 2014  12:24 PM ET

" I wish I was over there, but being 33 weeks pregnant, I'd only last an hour and then I'd have to be horizontal."

Isn't that how she came to be in this condition in the first place?

February 16, 2014  12:26 PM ET

USA 3 - PAVEL 2

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