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PHOTOS: The Miracle on Ice, 40 years ago

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 1980, file photo, the U.S. hockey team pounces on goalie Jim Craig after a 4-3 victory against the Soviet Union. FILE - In this Feb. 22, 1980, file photo, the U.S. hockey team pounces on goalie Jim Craig after a 4-3 victory against the Soviet Union. | Photo: AP Photo.

WNYT Staff
Created: February 21, 2020 01:57 PM

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice in Lake Placid. No one thought it was possible but the U.S. Olympic hockey team beat the previously undefeated Soviet Union that day. It was a moment that inspired the nation at a time when inspiration was needed. The American team went on to win the gold medal in the final game against Finland.

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