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.RANK: 1 LOCATION: Olympic Center | Lake Placid, NY DATE: 2/22/1980 CATEGORY: Winter Olympics

By Layden
March 02, 2013

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.

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