DETROIT, DEC. 19 -- Scott Young and Scott Fusco scored two goals each tonight to lead the U.S. Olympic Team to a 5-2 victory over the Soviet Selects.

The Americans, 5-1 in the eight-game series, scored four second-period power-play goals to overcome a 2-0 deficit before a crowd of 19,366, largest of the series.

Young, a former Boston University defenseman, scored his first two goals of the series, and has 10 in pre-Olympic competition. Craig Janney scored the other Team USA goal, and goalie Mike Richter stopped 25 shots.

With the USA on a four-on-three power play, Fusco tied the score, 2-2, at 10:58 of the second period, converting Corey Millen's passout. Young scored at 18:43 and 19:50 on passes from Tony Granato.

Fusco made it 5-2 when he tipped Lane MacDonald's shot at 3:22 of the third period.

Viatcheslav Lavrov gave the Soviets a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal at 8:45 of the first period, and made it 2-0 with both teams shorthanded, 30 seconds into the second period.

Janney began the comeback at 5:12 of the second period on a power play, taking a pass from Kevin Stevens and beating goalie Aleksander Tyznyh with Millen screening.

The series continues Sunday at Indianapolis and Tuesday at Lake Placid, N.Y.

Team USA's overall record improved to 27-13-4. Soviet Union 1 1 0 2 United States 0 4 1 5

FIRST PERIOD SCORING -- 1, Soviet Union, Lavrov (Kravets), 8:45 (pp). PENALTIES -- Young, USA (hooking), 7:42; Millen, USA (roughing), 18:55; Shenvelov, USSR (cross-checking), 18:55.

SECOND PERIOD SCORING -- 2, Soviet Union, Lavrov (Lapshin), :30. 3, United States, Janney (Stevens), 5:12 (pp). 4, United States, Fusco (Millen, B.Leetch), 10:58 (pp). 5, United States, Young (Granato), 18:43. 6, United States, Young (Granato), 19:50 (pp). PENALTIES -- Shendelov, USSR (interference), 3:36; Kravets, USSR (slashing), 9:16; Miller, USA (slashing), 9:16; Gailik, USSR (hooking), 9:47; Chorske, USA (high-sticking), 14:48; Vasiljev, USSR (high-sticking), 15:56; Gailik, USSR (interference), 18:34; Zhukov, USSR (holding), 18:57.

THIRD PERIOD SCORING -- 7, United States, Fusco (MacDonald, Granato), 3:22. PENALTIES -- Tsvetov, USSR (holding), 5:03; Shorske, USA (slashign), 10:28.

Shots on goal: Soviet Union 11 11 5 27 United States 9 13 12 34

Power-play Opportunities: Soviet Union, 1 of 3; United States, 4 of 6.

Goalies: Soviet Union, Tyznyh (34 shots-29 saves). United States, Richter (27-25).

A -- 19,366.

Referee -- Steve Piotrowski. Linesmen -- Matt Shegos, Roger Graff.