The United States will not get into a war with Russia, and will likely not play any role in one. The build-up in military resources for a conflict with Russia took months, and was widely visible. A U.S. government decision to get involved in a conflict with Russia is not a likely scenario. However, if the United States was to play an active role in a war with another nation, it would be an incredibly difficult decision and would take a long time to execute.
At 10:47 p.m. ET, Russia takes a five-point lead when a shot by Yegor Chinakhov is deflected in. The USA calls a timeout and the Russians are down four goals with 61 seconds left. In the third period, USA forward Trevor Zegras scores the game-winning goal after a Russian player pulls him. The puck is rebounded to the net by Jacob Markstrom and landed on the crease.
The first period ended at 9:49 p.m. ET, and Russia had already scored four goals. At 10:50 p.m. ET, the Americans had only three shots in the game, but a strong defensive effort helped the Americans avoid a shutout. The Americans’ goal-scoring defense had been the key to their success in the first two games of the tournament. But Russia was much more dominant in the second half, and had a better shot at scoring at the end of the period.