Kate Hansen’s Warmup Routine: While her competitors stretched out and did calisthenics (or whatever you do to get ready to do a luge run), American Kate Hansen threw her headphones on and grooved to Beyonce and truly didn’t care who was watching. For most Americans, that was enough to make her their collective favorite, although it was actually her teammate Erin Hamlin who took home a medal in the event–a bronze.
The American shootout win over the Russians: Let’s be honest, it wasn’t the Miracle on Ice, but it was still a great, great hockey game. The U.S. and Russia battled to a 2-2 tie before it came down to a shootout that lasted an intense eight rounds. Shootout specialist T.J. Oshie was sent out for six of the U.S.’s shots, and he came away with four scores, including the game winner. The U.S. went on to win all three of their pool play games.