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Conklin gives Team USA competitive edge

Updated: April 29, 2005, 8:01 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Beaten during a shooting drill, Ty Conklin slammed his stick on the ice, causing a broken piece to helicopter over the high glass at the end of Herb Brooks Arena and crash into the stands, about 15 rows up.

After ensuring a photographer hasn't been injured, the Team USA goaltender hurled the unsuspecting puck against the glass before returning to the net.

Whether it's a practice session in preparation for the world championship or a friendly game of ...

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