The US hockey team shocked the Canadians last night with a 5-3 victory

An underdog U.S. hockey team hadn't merely given a powerhouse Canadian team a fight in a roaring, red-decked arena. By night's end, it had enlarged its medal hopes and left an entire nation bruised.


The Americans claimed their first Olympic victory in men's hockey over Canada in 50 years with a resounding 5-3 victory that featured opportunistic, inspired play by a team described as too young and too rough around the edges to achieve much here.

So, this wasn't exactly Lake Placid and this game probably isn't going to have ramifications in geopolitics or anything, but the Canadians are pretty hurt by the whole thing (and yet still seem rather cheerful and well-disposed)

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