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.
I like this lead, it compared today U.S hockey victory against Canada to one of the best American memorized game in history, Miracle on Ice. The young American team defeated the Russians to win the men's ice hockey game of the 1980 Winter Olympics. By doing so, it got many audiences attention to read the story behind this victory. The writer thinks by using the Miracle on Ice comparison to today's game, could influence the audiences to read or unread the story. It was a smart idea to bring back the Miracle on Ice in comparison to what just happened. If the American team wins this year Olympic hockey tournament, I think the lead might be more in depth with the feelings people had in Lake Placid, New York where the Miracle on Ice happened.