Helsinki, Finland (Sports Network) - Jack Johnson scored twice,
including the winner 1:47 into overtime as the United States took down Canada,
5-4, at the 2012 World Championship on Saturday.
Patrick Dwyer posted a goal and an assist while Nate Thompson and Jim Slater
also scored for the United States, which moved to the top of Group H with five
points. Jimmy Howard made 30 saves.
John Tavares, Jeff Skinner, Keith Duncan and Evander Kane all scored for
Canada, which trails the United State by one point. Cam Ward turned aside 41
Tavares took a delay of game call in the extra session when he knocked the
puck over the glass and that led to Johnson's wrister that beat Ward for the
It was only the second time since 1985 that the United States has defeated
Canada in this event.
Canada hasn't taken home a medal at this event since capturing the silver in
2009 while the United States is seeking its first medal since a bronze in
In earlier action on Saturday, Russia took a 5-2 win over Latvia while
Switzerland downed Kazkahstan, 5-1.
Evgeni Malkin posted two goals and an assist while Ilya Nikulin added a goal
and an assist and Semyon Varlamov made 24 saves for the Russians, who failed
to capture a medal for the first time in four years in last year's event.
Latvia got goals from Kaspars Daugavins and Miks Indrasis while Edgars
Masalskis allowed all five goals on 40 shots.
Mark Streit and Ivo Ruthemann each posted two goals and an assist while Reto
Berra made 19 stops for Switzerland, which hasn't taken a medal at this event
Roman Savchenko scored the only goal and Vitali Kolesnik gave up all five
goals on 34 shots in the loss for Kazakhstan.
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