The Russia Olympic hockey loss Saturday in Sochi was nearly as stinging as the “Miracle on Ice” win over Russia at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics.
No medal was at stake this time but the loss was a setback for the Russian hockey team.
Russia is blaming the loss to Team USA on a referee from the US.
Russia is blaming American referee Brad Meier Saturday for disallowing a goal that would have given them a lead late in their Olympic Games hockey clash they eventually lost to the USA in a shootout.
Brad Meier and his Swedish counterpart Marcus Vinnerborg disallowed the goal because the net had come off its base.
Later, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) backed the officials' decision.