Originally posted by scacchipazzo
Allez, USA!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry my Canuck brethren, but first win since 1960 for USA!!!!!!
During the game the commentator said the last time the US beat Canada was 1996. Not sure if it's the last one, but I know the US won gold in 1980 when they beat the Russians, dubbed the "Miracle on Ice"
Last night was an upset. Beating the Russians in 1980 was a freaking miracle. The Russians had only lost ONE game in 24 years. Their 1980 team beat the NHL All Star team 6-0! The Americans? A bunch of college kids! These kids were playing a cohesive hockey machine that had played together for years, and were arguably playing in two leagues above the American team.
The Americans winning absolutely defied all logic, much less the laws of probability. IMO calling last night's win over Canada "Miracle on Ice 2" does an injustice to the magnitude of the real miracle. It was a notable upset, not a miracle.