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Canada beats Sweden 3-2 in OT at ice hockey worlds

Canada beats defending champion Sweden 3-2 in OT, US tops Finland 3-1 at ice hockey worlds

USA forward Tyler Johnson, left, battles for the puck with Finland forward Olli Jokinen during the Group B preliminary round match between USA and Fin...
Canada's Ryan Ellis, left, scores past Sweden's Anders Nilsson during the Group A preliminary round match at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Mins...
Canada's players celebrate after Ryan Ellis scored against Sweden during the Group A preliminary round match at the Ice Hockey World Championship in M...
U.S players celebrate their goal during the Group B preliminary round match between USA and Finland at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Bel...

Belarus Hockey World Championship

USA forward Tyler Johnson, left, battles for the puck with Finland forward Olli Jokinen during the Group B preliminary round match between USA and Fin...

Belarus Hockey World Championship

Canada's Ryan Ellis, left, scores past Sweden's Anders Nilsson during the Group A preliminary round match at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Mins...

Belarus Hockey World Championship

Canada's players celebrate after Ryan Ellis scored against Sweden during the Group A preliminary round match at the Ice Hockey World Championship in M...

Belarus Hockey World Championship

U.S players celebrate their goal during the Group B preliminary round match between USA and Finland at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Bel...

MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Defenseman Ryan Ellis scored in overtime to give Canada a 3-2 comeback victory over defending champion Sweden at the at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday, while two goals from Tyler Johnson lifted the United States 3-1 over Finland.

After a stunning loss to France in its tournament opener, Canada has answered with five consecutive wins and took the lead in Group A with one more game to play before the knockout stage.

Ellis netted 2:38 into overtime on a breakaway after second-period goals from Brayden Schenn and captain Kevin Bieksa erased Sweden's 2-0 lead.

Johnson scored in the third to make it 2-0 and added his second into an empty net for the U.S. to move into the second place in Group B.


Updated : 2021-03-01 04:00 GMT+08:00