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What you missed at the Olympics: USA notches 1st men's hockey win over Canada in 12 years

An Olympic men's hockey team is an unknown when you enter the Games with a team of college kids and NHL cast-offs brought in on short notice, but so far, so good for the United States.

Team USA took a commanding lead in its group on Saturday with an impressive 4-2 win over Canada, the Americans' first win over their northern rivals since the Vancouver Games in 2010. With a dominant win over China already in hand, a win over Germany would give the U.S. a group win and put them straight in the quarterfinals.

Four different skaters provided the goals for Team USA, and their respective backgrounds underscore what kind of team we're dealing with.