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Canadian rallies to beat Switzerland in overtime in the last quarter of the world



KOSICE, Slovakia – Mark Stone scored in overtime to give Canada a dramatic 3-2 victory over Switzerland in a championship quarter in the world hockey championship.

Damon Severson Canada linked it to 0.4 seconds after it was regulated on a goal confirmed by video review.

In the 3-on-3 overtime, Stone stepped on a defender from Switzerland and passed by Pierre-Luc Dubois behind Leonardo Genoni's goalkeeper to win.

Stone's seventh goal came to 5:07 from the 10 minute period. If neither team scored the other, there would be shooting out.

The goal was tied with Canada, goalkeeper Matt Murray, pulled for an extra striker, Severson shot from the point over on the goal line after he hit a Genoni pad and barrier. After a video review which lasted about five minutes, it was confirmed that it was a goal.

Canada (7-1) has now won seven consecutive matches. Canada first finished at Pool A, while Switzerland (4-4) was fourth in Pool B.

Canada finished fourth last year after losing to Switzerland in the semifinals before dropping the bronze medal against the United States.

Nico Hischier gave 2-1 guidance to Switzerland with three seconds left in the second episode. The first choice from the New Jersey Devils in the 2017 NHL draft, Hischier dropped Murray away with Swiss on power play.

Canada played without top scorer Anthony Mantha, who received a one-game stop for his hit on American Colin White in the final game of the preliminary round.

Stone, Vegas Golden Knights on, was tied up at 1-1 when Dante Fabbro shot a shot past Genoni at 5:45 from the second stage.

Sven Andrighetto exchanged on the power play to open the score for Switzerland with 1:54 after in the first.

Russia beat the US 4-3 in another quarter on Thursday.

Finland was due to play in Sweden and Germany was expected to meet the Czech Republic in the other final quarter later on Thursday.

The semifinals are Saturday and the final is Sunday.


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