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02-23-2013, 01:30 AM
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In regards to the YouTube video; it's not quite the "full game" (many shifts missing), but it's close enough.

It was indeed a miracle, if you think about the form of Team USSR in 1978-79 and the 10-3 trouncing they gave to the American team just a few weeks prior to the Miracle game (-->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdWHxHdzHNo). However, USSR barely managed to beat Finland and Canada and it's quite amazing that even after those scares, they apparently thought that this would be an easy game (?). Interestingly, when there was no pressure anymore, the Soviets destroyed Sweden in their last game 9-2 (could've been 20-2) - finally playing like they should have all along. A great story, nevertheless, although it bothers me a bit that only the Soviet losses seem to be celebrated.

PS. while the 2nd US goal was indeed 'a defensive brainfart', Tretiak also gave up an absolutely horrible rebound...


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