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Winter Olympics: U.S.-Russia Game Sets Hockey Streaming Record

Today’s memorable U.S.-Russia Olympic men’s hockey game, which wasn’t decided until an eight-round shootout before T.J. Oshie’s heroics gave Team USA the victory,, now stands as the most streamed hockey game in NBC Sports and NBC Olympics history.

The authenticated game was live streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app by 598,552 unique users, and delivered 14.7 million minutes of consumption, both surpassing all matchups from the Vancouver Games and the record-setting 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final.

NBC officials said the unique users and minutes now rank as the second- and fifth-best NBC Olympics’ streams ever.

Due to the popularity of the thrilling contest, NBC will encore portions of the game in primetime on Saturday, including overtime and the shootout. Al Michaels and Mike “Doc” Emrick will join Meredith Vieira on the primetime show to discuss the U.S.-Russia battle.  A full replay will air Sunday, Feb. 16 on NBCSN, facing off at 4:30 p.m. (ET).