1Winter OlympicsMiracle On Ice
Date / Feb 22, 1980
Location / Olympic Center | Lake Placid, NY
Moment / Just weeks after getting crushed by the Soviet Union 10–3, the U.S. Olympic team came back from a 3-2 deficit and defeated the defending champs 4–3.
Impact / The victory paved the way for the Americans to take the gold medal after beating Finland in the final. The Soviets had won five of the last six Olympic gold medals and had defeated the NHL All-Stars 6-0 a year earlier.