Jamie Langenbrunner

A stunning victory

Wearing uniforms that honored the Olympic champion 1960 U.S. hockey team and deploying a lineup that included the son of a player from the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" squad, the current U.S. Olympic team made some history of its own Sunday.

In an exhilarating game that often went end to end without giving fans a moment's pause to do more than gasp, the Americans punished Canada goalie Martin Brodeur for his puckhandling mistakes and rode a two-goal, one-assist performance by Brian Rafalski to a 5-3 winat a jam-packed Canada Hockey Place.

The U.S. earned first place in Group A and a bye into the quarterfinals while sentencing Canada to compete in a play-in game against...