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Plover's Pavelski and Team USA shock Canada 5-3

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The United States pulled off its biggest Olympic hockey upset since the Miracle on Ice, stunning Canada 5-3 on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of an already mixed-up tournament.

Brian Rafalski scored two goals and set up another, and Ryan Miller held off a flurry of shots to lead the Americans.

One day short of the 30th anniversary of America's greatest hockey victory -- the unfathomable win over the Soviet Union in Lake Placid -- these underrated Americans were faster, more disciplined and more determined than Canada's all-stars.

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