Miracle

Herb Brooks: 1. Again.

[whistle blows]

Herb Brooks: All-star teams fail because they rely solely on the individual's talent. The Soviets win because they take that talent and use it inside a system that's designed for the betterment of the team. My goal is to beat 'em at their own game.

Lou Nanne: Beat the best team in the world? Gold medalists in '64, '68, '72, '76? Pretty lofty goal, Herb.

Herb Brooks: Well, Lou, that's why I want to pursue it.

Herb Brooks: Come on in boys.

John 'Bah' Harrington: You wanted to see us, Coach.

Herb Brooks: I'm thinking about keeping the three of you together on the same line. Everyone ok with that?

Buzz Schneider: Yeah.

John 'Bah' Harrington: Sure.

Mark Pavelich: Sure.

Herb Brooks: How 'bout you, Buzzy? You think this works with Bah and Pav here?

Buzz Schneider: Yeah. It's going good. We're moving the puck well. It's just a little different plaing with them, you know?

John 'Bah' Harrington: Yeah. I don't know how to explain it but we seem to find eachother on the ice and make things happen.

Mark Pavelich: Yeah. Pass, shoot, score.

John 'Bah' Harrington: Pass, shoot...

Buzz Schneider: And score.

Herb Brooks: Great moments... are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here, tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game. If we played 'em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight, we stay with them. And we shut them down because we can! Tonight, WE are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players. Every one of you. And you were meant to be here tonight. This is your time. Their time is done. It's over. I'm sick and tired of hearing about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw 'em. This is your time. Now go out there and take it.

Herb Brooks: Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here, tonight. One game. If we play'em 10 times, they might win 9. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight we skate with them. Tonight we STAY with them... , and we SHUT THEM DOWN because we can! Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players, Every one of ya. You were meant to be here tonight. This is your game. THEIR TIME IS DONE! IT'S OVER! I'm sick and tired of hearin' about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. SCREW 'EM! This is your time, now go out there and take it!

Herb Brooks: How about you?

Dave Christian: Dave Christian.

Herb Brooks: Who do you play for?

Dave Christian: University of North Dakota.

Herb Brooks: How about you?

Mark Pavelich: Mark Pavelich.

Herb Brooks: Who do you play for?

Mark Pavelich: UMD Bulldogs.

Herb Brooks: If we play 'em 10 times, they might win nine. But NOT this game.

Herb Brooks: I got a telegram from a lady in Texas today, and you know what it said?

Patty Brooks: What?

Herb Brooks: Beat those Commie bastards. We're playing a hockey game against the greatest team in the world, and they're the best that's ever played this game. Why can't we just leave it at that?

Patty Brooks: Because this is more than a hockey game to a lot of people.

Herb Brooks: Yeah and I keep running through them all. Johnson on Mikhailov. Broten on Petrov. Pav against whoever OV. We just... We don't match up, Patti.

Patty Brooks: You might want to skip that when you talk to the boys tomorrow.

Herb Brooks: I'll be your coach, I won't be your friend. If you need one of those, take it up with Doc or Coach Patrick.