Team USA vs. Russia hockey: Slava Voynov basically called Jonathan Quick a cheater

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

A disallowed goal call in the third period swung Saturday's USA vs. Russia game in the Americans' favor, and the Russians really don't seem happy about it.

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The Americans topped Russia in a shootout in their preliminary round matchup at the Winter Olympics on Saturday morning, but the game never would have reached a shootout if Fedor Tyutin's third-period goal wasn't disallowed.

USA goalie Jonathan Quick had kicked the net off its moorings ever so slightly before Tyutin put the puck across the goal line.


The Russians were pretty salty about it after the game, and defenseman Slava Voynov, who plays with Quick as a member of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, basically called him a cheater.

Here's Alex Ovechkin on the subject:

According to IIHF rules, if the net comes dislodged at all, the goal doesn't count. So it was the correct call according to the rulebook, even if it does seem like Quick could have done this on purpose -- and therefore, could do it basically all the time.

Nevertheless, Sergei Bobrovsky couldn't stop T.J. Oshie in the shootout, because T.J. Oshie is AMERICA.


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