Russia women's hockey erupts in third period to rally past Germany
Feb 9, 9:45am EST
SOCHI, Russia -- Olga Sosina's shot deflected off a defender and into the net, and Yekaterina Smolentseva scored on a 2-on-1 just 38 seconds later to help Russia overcome an early deficit and beat Germany 4-1 Sunday in their opening game of the Olympic women's hockey tournament.
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Yulia Leskina made 14 saves for Russia. Viona Harrer stopped 33 shots for Germany.
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Franziska Busch broke a scoreless tie for Germany in the second period, then the hosts scored four times over a span of 7 minutes, 11 seconds in the third period to turn a one-goal deficit into a three-goal lead. Sosina scored twice, and Smolentzeva had a goal and two assists.