Canada rallies to beat Switzerland in overtime in world hockey quarterfinal

KOSICE, Slovakia — Mark Stone scored in overtime to give Canada a dramatic 3-2 win over Switzerland in a quarterfinal at the world hockey championship.

Canada’s Damon Severson tied it with 0.4 seconds left in regulation on a goal that was confirmed by video review.

In the 3-on-3 overtime, Stone got a step on a Swiss defender and put a pass from Pierre-Luc Dubois behind goalie Leonardo Genoni to win it.

Stone’s seventh goal of the tournament came at 5:07 of the 10-minute period. If neither team scored, there would have been a shootout.

The tying goal came with Canada goalie Matt Murray was pulled for an extra attacker, Severson’s shot from the point dribbled over the goal line after it hit Genoni’s pad and blocker. After a video review that lasted about five minutes, it was confirmed as a goal.

Canada (7-1) has now won seven games in a row. Canada finished first in 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 game against the United States.

Nico Hischier gave Switzerland a 2-1 lead with three seconds left in the second period. The first overall pick by the New Jersey Devils in the 2017 NHL draft, Hischier put a rebound past Murray with Switzerland on a power play.

Canada was playing without top scorer Anthony Mantha, who received a one-game suspension for his hit to the head on American Colin White in the final game of the preliminary round.

Stone, a Vegas Golden Knights forward, tied it at 1-1 when he tipped a Dante Fabbro shot past Genoni at 5:45 of the second period.

Sven Andrighetto cashed in on the power play to open the scoring for Switzerland with 1:54 left in the first.

Russia beat the United States 4-3 in another quarterfinal on Thursday.

Finland was scheduled to play Sweden and Germany was set to meet the Czech Republic in the other quarterfinals later Thursday.

The semifinals are Saturday and the final is Sunday.

The Canadian Press

Just Posted

Keep an eye out for animals on the highway: Blackfalds RCMP

Animals wandering onto highways can put drivers at risk, says a Blackfalds… Continue reading

Alberta premier hands out earplugs during debate on bill affecting union rights

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney passed out earplugs in the legislature overnight… Continue reading

Alberta asks Court of Appeal to look at constitutionality of federal carbon tax

EDMONTON — Alberta’s justice minister says the province is asking the courts… Continue reading

Report finds many birds in decline but co-operation works to rebuild populations

The bad news is that the populations of more than one-quarter of… Continue reading

Raptors coach Nick Nurse says meeting in the works with Prime Minister Trudeau

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says a meeting is in the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Avengers: Endgame to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

Alberta finance minister won’t guarantee delayed union arbitration will occur

EDMONTON — Alberta’s finance minister won’t promise that 180,000 public sector workers… Continue reading

Elections Canada scraps social media ‘influencers’ to encourage youth vote

OTTAWA — Elections Canada has scrapped plans to use social-media “influencers” to… Continue reading

Quebec’s biggest French school board postpones applying religious symbols law

MONTREAL — Quebec’s largest school board has voted to delay application of… Continue reading

B.C. Conservative MP Mark Warawa dies after cancer diagnosis

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Mark Warawa has died after being diagnosed with… Continue reading

Trump promises help with Canadian detainees in China as Trudeau visits D.C.

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump says he will raise the issue… Continue reading

VIDEO: Avengers: Endgame to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

‘He gets it’: Bowen Byram set to hear name called early at NHL draft

VANCOUVER — Bowen Byram’s bantam coach knew almost immediately the defenceman would… Continue reading

Guardado scores 2 as Mexico beats Canada 3-1

DENVER — Andres Guardado had two goals in the second half, Roberto… Continue reading

Most Read