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Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 02/16/2010

Miller helps USA to Olympic opening win over Switzerland



From Post staff writer Barry Svrluga in Vancouver:

The American men's hockey team opened the Olympics with about as strong a performance as could be expected, a 3-1 victory over Switzerland that featured a splendid performance from goaltender Ryan Miller -- the U.S.'s best hope to lead a medal run -- and an inspired performance from David Backes.
Miller, an NHL all-star with the Buffalo Sabres, foiled 14 of the 15 shots he faced from Switzerland, and his second-period, point-blank save on Switzerland's Martin Pluss began the game's signature play -- an end-to-end rush from Backes of the St. Louis Blues, who shot down the left wing and stuffed the puck by Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller that put the Americans up 2-0.

Read Barry's full entry here.

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