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Jack Johnson gives Team USA a 5-4 overtime win over Canada at Worlds

May 5, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT

US players celebrate team captain Jack Johnson Getty Images

It felt almost too early in the tournament to have the United States and Canada square off, but both teams made sure everyone got the most of out of it. Blue Jackets defenseman and American captain Jack Johnson scored two power play goals including the game-winner in overtime to give Team USA a 5-4 win over Canada.

With flashbacks to the games between the two countries during the Olympics in 2010, the teams traded goals in the third period. The United States got the lead twice in the third thanks to goals from Patrick Dwyer and Nate Thompson only to give it back again with goals from Evander Kane and Duncan Keith.

Keith’s goal came with just 1:39 to play in the period but a John Tavares penalty for delay of game with one second left in regulation gave the United States the man advantage they needed to secure the victory in overtime. Canada goalie Cam Ward stopped 41 shots while Jimmy Howard was strong for the U.S. in stopping 30.

With such an unbelievable and exciting game and no NHL playoff games tonight, you can catch the broadcast of the game tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Team USA will play next on Monday against Slovakia at 1:15 p.m. ET which you can see live on NBCSN.

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  1. aklolzer - May 5, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    USA! USA!

  2. herbiecane - May 5, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Thanks for ruining it for everyone who was watching tonight!

  3. 2dollarpbrs - May 5, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    UNH UNH…..oh wait……


  4. pavelfitzgerald - May 5, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    You would think this game would’ve been played live in the States if it meant that much to a lot of people, you know it was in Canada.
    As a Canadian I will say I’m impressed with the States win considering Canada is more talented on paper. I am hoping for a rematch down the road & hope the tourney opens more eyes to Jim Slater

    • tarotsujimoto74 - May 5, 2012 at 5:03 PM

      Honestly, the lineup for this USA team looks terrible.

      • aklolzer - May 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM

        Wow, just looked myself. USA lineup is terrible. How did Canada not win in a blowout?

      • tarotsujimoto74 - May 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM

        No clue, but I’m okay with it.

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