Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/12/12
The 1980 Miracle on Ice will always alone atop the great moments in American hockey history, but what another Team USA accomplished 16 years later was pretty special, too. In the inaugural World Cup of Hockey, which succeeded the old Canada Cup in 1996, the Americans pulled off another shocker in a competition played with professional rosters. The U.S. rolled through the round-robin with victories over Russia, Canada and Slovakia, then beat the Russians again in the semifinals to set up a rematch with the Canadians. The best of three final went the distance, with the U.S. rallying after losing...

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