The men’s hockey side of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi started today with Simon Moser’s Switzerland taking on Latvia. Moser wound up being the late hero in the game – scoring the primary assist on the game-winning goal with 7.9 seconds remaining. Switzerland beat Latvia on that goal – and that goal alone, 1-0.
You can watch the goal scored by Switzerland in the final seconds here from our good friends at Deadspin. (alright, we might have waved at each other once… alright, I waved to them once and they didn’t see me… we’re still friends)
As it stands, Moser is credited with the primary assist on the goal. Initially that is what I thought it was going to be. Then it was announced in the stadium that he had scored the goal. After the game the scoring changed to a primary assist. No matter how it gets scored – he’s already made a moment at the Olympics to treasure.
UPDATE: According to most statistical websites I’m following associated with these Olympic Games, including here at the IIHF website, Simon Moser is being credited with the game-winning goal. Barring a fifth or twelfth turn through an assist or a goal – it appears as if Moser’s first Olympic game saw him score a crucial game-winning goal in the final seconds.
Who do you have as your medalists for the men’s hockey tournament in the Olympics?