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Newcomer Knight aided by veterans

Updated: February 19, 2010, 1:12 AM ET
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Midway through the second period of Team USA's 5-0 win over Finland on Thursday afternoon, 20-year-old Hilary Knight leapt over the boards, took a cross-ice pass from Natalie Darwitz and put the puck top shelf for her first Olympic goal. Typically, Knight would have embraced Darwitz, said "Great pass," and headed back to the bench. But this time was different.

"I just kept saying, oh my gosh, that's my first goal in the Olympics!" says ...

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