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Michael Eruzione, left, scorer of the decisive fourth goal for the USA in the game against USSR on Feb. 22, 1980 in Lake Placid, is embraced by team mates John O'Callahan, David Silk, and goalie James Craig after he brought his team into the lead. (AP Photo)
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Michael Eruzione, left, scorer of the decisive fourth goal for the USA in the game against USSR on Feb. 22, 1980 in Lake Placid, is embraced by team mates John O'Callahan, David Silk, and goalie James Craig after he brought his team into the lead. (AP Photo)

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