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Greyeagle wrote:


Wik has a pretty good explanation. Points from round robin games against teams in the medal round carried over. Sweden & The US tied in their group and the US edged out the ussr by one point for the gold so if Bill Baker doesn’t score late in the third against Sweden we are probably not having this discussion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hockey_at_the_1980_Winter_Olympics

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The top two teams from each group play the top two teams from the other group once. Points from previous games against their own group carry over, excluding teams who failed to make the medal round. First place team wins gold, second silver and third bronze.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts

United States 3 2 0 1 10 7 5

Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 16 8 4

Sweden 3 0 1 2 7 14 2

Finland 3 0 2 1 7 11 1



What I’m not sure of there is what the tiebreaker would have been. If USA had lost to Sweden in the prelim round, USA/USSR would have been tied with 4 points in the final standings, with Sweden at 3