Miracle on Ice
Before the Miracle… the Massacre At Madison Square Garden

In the days leading up to the Olympics, the U.S. and Soviet teams played one last exhibition. The Soviet team easily defeated the overwhelmed Americans, winning by a score of 10-3. The exhibition was played on February 9, 1980, and the Winter Olympics started February 13. The 10-3 result highlighted the overall excellence of the Soviet team, a squad that had defeated a team of NHL All-Stars and featured skaters who were older, bigger, and more skilled than their American counterparts.

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