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USA Defeats Canada in OT

Saturday, 05.5.2012 / 3:45 PM ET
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2012 IIHF World Championship

USA 5, CANADA 4 (OT)


Jack Johnson scored his second goal of the game 1:47 into overtime to lift the United States to a 5-4 win over Canada on Saturday at the hockey world championships.

Jim Slater, Patrick Dwyer and Nate Thompson also scored in regulation for the Americans (2-0-0), who beat Canada at the event for the first time since 2001 and just the fourth time in 42 tries overall.

John Tavares, Jeff Skinner, Evander Kane and Duncan Keith scored for Canada (1-0-1).

Jimmy Howard stopped 42 shots for the U.S., while Cam Ward had 29 saves for Canada.

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Game Highlights
Tavares opened the scoring for Team Canada, beating Jimmy Howard from in tight.
Late Penalty
Tavares bats a puck out of mid air and takes an inadvertent delay of game penalty in the closing seconds.   


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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 78 33 37 6 70
K. Okposo 79 22 42 -4 64
F. Nielsen 81 20 32 1 52
B. Nelson 81 26 14 -3 40
N. Leddy 81 5 35 -9 40
A. Lee 80 15 21 -2 36
J. Bailey 81 12 20 -7 32
C. Cizikas 80 8 21 4 29
R. Strome 71 8 20 -9 28
M. Grabovski 58 9 16 3 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 23 11 4 .925 2.36
J. Halak 18 13 4 .919 2.30
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