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Feisty, uncommon Craig shuts down Soviets

Updated: January 20, 2002, 5:41 PM ET
By Bob Phillips | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game

Feb. 22, 1980 -- The game between the United States and the U.S.S.R. offered a classic David vs. Goliath script: a group of amateurs, taking on the powerful Soviet Union, amateur in name only, on home ice in the middle of the Cold War. ABC, which televised the 1980 Winter Olympics, sensed a ratings bonanza and tried to push back the 5 p.m. starting time to an 8 p.m. prime-time slot, but the U.S.S.R. refused and the game was televised on a tape-delayed basis.

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