USA Defeats Canada in OT
Saturday, 05.5.2012 / 3:45 PM ET
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.
Tavares opened the scoring for Team Canada, beating Jimmy Howard from in tight.
Tavares bats a puck out of mid air and takes an inadvertent delay of game penalty in the closing seconds.