TAMPERE (Finland) — Luke Hughes scored with 1 :57 remaining in overtime to complete the United States' comeback from two down to beat Austria 3-2 at Sunday's ice hockey world championships.
Austria led Group B by two goals in Tampere, thanks to Benjamin Nissner scoring in the opening period and Paul Huber adding another in the second. Kieffer bellows made the comeback later on in the second, before Adam Gaudette tied it in the final period with a power play goal. This forced overtime.
On its way to its second victory in two games, the United States outshot Austria 39-16.
Canada followed suit with a less dramatic win, winning 6-1 over Italy to claim its second victory in the tournament.
Canadians were led by Dysin Mayo and Josh Anderson, who each scored a goal and assisted one another in the Group A match in Helsinki. After Italy led 1-0, Phil Pietroniro scored six goals to make it 2-0 ahead. Travis Sanheim and Nicolas Roy, Kent Johnson, Noah Gregor, and Noah Gregor also participated in the action (with a short-handed score).
In Group A, France defeated Kazakhstan 2-1. Denmark will face Switzerland later in the day.
Norway defeated Britain in a penalty shootout, winning 4-3 in Group C.
Captain Mathis Oblimb scored two goals in the second period to give Norway a lead of 3-0. Britain responded with three goals in the final period, all within a time span of 3:18.
On Sunday, the Czech Republic will face Sweden in the same group.